NYPD: 25-year-old in custody following stabbing outside migrant shelter in Clinton Hill

Brooklyn residents in the area expressed frustration about the incident saying with this many people in a small space, it's sadly nothing short of expected.

Julia Joseph and News 12 Staff

Jun 7, 2024, 10:29 AM

Updated 16 days ago

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Police say a man was stabbed twice in the chest Thursday outside of a Clinton Hill migrant shelter and a suspect has been apprehended.
According to authorities, the stabbing took place just after 12 p.m. at the intersection of Hall Street and Flushing Avenue. A verbal dispute between the 20-year-old male victim and the suspect over a parked moped took place, which led to the stabbing.
It's unclear what weapon was used in the stabbing, police say.
One man is in custody, 25-year-old Cristian Concepcion, who lives at the shelter. Concepcion is now facing charges of felony assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing.
Brooklyn residents in the area expressed frustration about the incident saying with this many people in a small space, it's sadly nothing short of expected.
"You cannot have 4,000 people cooped up in one shelter and then expect nothing to happen. This is almost like a prison setting and so when you have that, violence will take place. I'm getting reports that ambulances are always on the block because things are happening and they're going unreported," says Hon. Renee Collymore of the Democratic Liaison 57th Assembly District.
As for the neighborhood, officials say three new shelters have opened up in the area in the last year.


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