NYC expands migrant shelter curfew following violent incidents

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New York City is expanding a migrant shelter curfew connected Monday to much than a twelve locations pursuing a drawstring of caller convulsive incidents involving constabulary and migrants successful Times Square. 

The 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew – which initially was put successful spot astatine 4 shelters – will now beryllium successful effect astatine 20 others, impacting astir 3,600 migrants, according to Kayla Mamelak, a spokesperson for Mayor Eric Adams' administration.  

One of nan shelters successful Long Island City, Queens, houses astir 1,000 migrants, and nan curfews began past period successful consequence to vicinity complaints, The Associated Press reported. 

"New York City continues to lead nan federation successful managing this nationalist humanitarian crisis, and that includes prioritizing nan wellness and information of some asylum seekers successful our attraction and New Yorkers who unrecorded successful nan communities surrounding nan emergency shelters we manage," Mamelak said successful a connection to nan AP. 

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She added that specified overnight curfews are already successful spot astatine New York City’s bum shelters, and they will let for a "more businesslike capacity management" of migrants successful nan city’s care. 

The announcement of nan curfew comes aft a 15-year-old equipped migrant was arrested for allegedly shooting a tourer and firing astatine constabulary in Times Square connected Thursday. 

The New York Police Department said nan teen – who arrived successful New York City from Venezuela little than six months agone and was surviving astatine a migrant shelter connected Manhattan’s Upper West broadside – will beryllium charged arsenic an big connected charges including 2 counts of attempted murder, battle and 2 counts of criminal possession of a weapon. 

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Police said nan teen was captured connected information video opening occurrence wrong a sporting equipment shop successful Times Square aft a information defender stopped him pinch stolen merchandise.  

The changeable missed nan information defender but struck a female Brazilian tourer successful nan leg. The teen migrant past allegedly fired astatine slightest doubly astatine a responding constabulary officer, nan NYPD added. 

Migrants were besides seen successful a viral video successful January stomping and kicking 2 constabulary officers successful Times Square. 

The NYPD said past week that 2 group progressive successful that incident are still astatine large. 

Fox News’ Sarah Rumpf-Whitten, CB Cotton, Michael Dorgan and The Associated Press contributed to this report.