Two Residents Arrested for Assaulting Security Guard at Randall’s Island Migrant Shelter

Two residents of the embattled Randall’s Island migrant shelter were arrested on Monday night for assaulting a security guard, according to the New York Police Department (NYPD). The incident occurred at the facility located at 600 East 125th St. at approximately 7 p.m. The first assailant, a male shelter resident, allegedly punched the guard in the face. Responding officers were present and speaking with the guard when another male resident assaulted him in their presence. Both individuals were subsequently taken into police custody. Additionally, a third person, believed to have been involved in the altercation, was also arrested.

This marks the latest in a series of violent confrontations at the shelter. On February 15, a chaotic brawl erupted as NYPD officers attempted to remove a man from the facility. Video footage captured the officers grappling with the man in front of a large crowd, with some onlookers joining the fray, including one who struck an officer in the head with a backpack. Prior to this incident, on February 4, a migrant was arrested for drunkenly fighting with police officers who were attempting to remove him from the shelter. One of the officers required medical treatment at a local hospital following the scuffle.

Violence within the shelter has not been limited to altercations involving security or law enforcement. Last month, Dafren Canizalez, 24, was fatally stabbed in the facility’s cafeteria. Moises Coronado, 27, has been accused of stabbing Canizalez on January 6 following a fight over comments made about Canizalez’s girlfriend.

Author: CrimeDoor

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