Police received a call at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday about an assault at 316 West 97th Street, between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue.
Officers arrived to find an unidentified adult male in the building stairwell, unconscious and unresponsive with a stab wound to the torso.
EMS responded and transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Michael Perkins, a 60-year-old resident of 316 West 97th Street, has been arrested and charged with was subsequently taken into custody from the scene.
Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following individual has been arrested and charged with murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.
Perkins has served three prison terms for robbery, according to the Daily News.
As of writing, the victim has not been identified.
Murder may be down citywide but not around here.
The legislatures have opened a pandora’s box in their attempt to experiment with the system. Unfortunately, they only get rewarded for their ‘far-sighted’ thinking while regular citizens die.
Three felony prison terms and out on the street. This is the problem. Recidivism has to be addressed.
The real problem here is the “Yale Hotel” (this building) is a quasi-legal SRO masquerading as a hotel with no NYCHA oversight – the building is a constant source of problems and deaths, both violent like this and overdoses/suicides. It makes the Volunteers of America-run building across the street at 305 look like a well-run monastery in comparison. Yale/316 should be shut down or taken over by the city so at least that way it will be mismanaged by someone who will let the cops in and install cameras.