Migrant attempts suicide at new NYC shelter

An immigrant in Brooklyn tried to kill himself at the city’s newest shelter on Tuesday, police said.

The 26-year-old man was found stabbed to death inside a recently opened shelter at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal around 2:15 p.m., police said.

Sources said the man used a razor to cut his right arm in a bathroom at the housing facility. He was taken to Lutheran in stable condition.

The cruise terminal mega-shelter opened in late January and houses 1,000 single adult male immigrants.

Last week, lawyers and immigrants staying at the Watson Hotel in Manhattan protested the city’s decision to move single men to the Redhook facility to make room in the hotel for immigrant families with children.

Dozens of immigrants camped outside the Hell’s Kitchen Hotel in protest for two nights after Adams’ announcement, with activists claiming the new Brooklyn shelter would not provide single men with the same services they had been receiving. were

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A 26-year-old immigrant used a razor in a suicide attempt inside a Brooklyn cruise terminal on Tuesday.

People enter the immigration assistance center at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on February 02, 2023 in New York City.

The shelter opened in late January for 1,000 single migrant men.


Outdoor showers in the facility.

Migrants protested the new facility because of the beds and showers, which can be seen outside.


Adams promised that the new facility will offer the same treatment as the four other humanitarian centers in the Big Apple. But migrants told The Post there is no privacy because all the cots are packed together and the showers are located outside the building.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. are If you live outside the five boroughs, you can call or visit the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 988. Suicide Prevention Lifeline.org.

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