- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Officials have pledged to increase security at shelters citywide following the fatal stabbing of a resident at a New York homeless shelter.

The head of the city Human Resources Administration tells The New York Times (https://nyti.ms/1TtfxEJ ) Saturday more peace officers have already been deployed.

Steven Banks says officials will also provide more mental health workers at intake centers.

Police say former teacher Deven Black was found stabbed in the neck Wednesday night in a shelter in East Harlem. They believe his roommate is a suspect in the case. Police say 21-year-old Anthony White has a history of psychiatric issues.

Residents at the Boulevard Homeless Shelter say White had threatened to kill someone for at least a week leading up to the attack. The shelter houses men with mental health issues.


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