MANHATTAN — A 62-year-old man was stabbed to death inside a homeless shelter late Wednesday night.
Police said the incident happened at the Boulevard, a mental health shelter for displaced men, on Lexington Avenue shortly before midnight.
Detectives are now looking for 21-year-old Anthony White, who police say ran out of the building after a security guard opened the front door.
Officers found a gruesome, bloody scene inside the victim’s room. White is suspected of stabbing the man in the neck, leaving him nearly decapitated, according to police sources. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say White doesn’t have a long criminal history, but has a psychiatric record going back to 2013. White is being called a “dangerous individual” and the NYPD has issued a citywide alert.
A police investigation into the killing is ongoing, and the city has launched a review of the homeless shelter to determine how White allegedly brought a knife into the building before managing to escape.