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City Shelter Where Man Was Murdered Has No Security Cameras, Residents Say

(DNAINFO) Noah Horowitz | April 20, 2016 — A shelter where a man was murdered on Friday has never had a camera system, a rep said.

A Manhattan homeless shelter where a man was slashed to death last week has never had a security camera system, officials said.

Following Friday’s murder at the 30th Street Men’s Shelter, where a 56-year-old resident was found dead on his bed with his throat slit, a spokesman for the Department of Homeless Services said that there hasn’t been a security system at the 850-bed shelter — one of the city’s largest — in its 30 years of operation.

“As part of the 90-day review, we are implementing upgrades of security in shelters, including the installation of cameras throughout shelters like Bellevue [the 30th Street Men’s Shelter] that has never had such a camera system during the three decades it has been a shelter,” DHS spokeswoman Nicole Cueto said in an email.

Source: City Shelter Where Man Was Murdered Has No Security Cameras, Residents Say – Kips Bay – DNAinfo.com New York