Posted on July 25, 2023

Two Men Beaten by Group of ‘Disorderly’ Migrants Outside NYC Shelter

Haley Brown et al., New York Post, July 23, 2023

A group of “disorderly” migrants hurled objects at passersby in Manhattan before beating up two men who tried to intervene — pushing one of them through a glass door of an apartment building entrance on Sunday morning, according to police and witnesses.

The violence began just before 9:45 a.m. in Harlem, when cops received word that pedestrians were being attacked by several individuals who were throwing objects at them, the NYPD said.

Law enforcement sources and witnesses said the suspects were migrants staying at a former jail that has been converted into a shelter for asylum seekers {snip}

A 35-year-old man who came out of his apartment to confront the group was kicked and punched by the attackers, police said.

He was then pushed through a glass door, police sources and witnesses added.

First responders applied a tourniquet to his arm, according to witnesses, and he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition, cops said.

A 41-year-old man who tried to intervene in that attack was also beaten up and suffered minor injuries, authorities said.


A maintenance worker cleaning glass off a rug at the building Sunday afternoon said he was frustrated by the unrest coming from the shelter.

“Everything was good until that asylum building came,” said the worker {snip}