New York Police Department officers investigate the scene of an attack in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 in New York. Four men who are believed to be homeless were brutally attacked and killed early Saturday in a street rampage. NYPD Detective Annette Shelton said that a fifth man remained in critical condition after also being struck with a long metal object that authorities recovered. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)

The Latest: Suspect in fatal attack appears to be homeless

October 05, 2019 - 7:19 am

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on homeless men attacked and killed in New York City (all times local):

10:15 a.m.

Authorities say the person in custody in an attack in New York City that left four homeless men dead also appears to be homeless.

Deputy Chief Inspector Michael Baldassano said at a news conference Saturday that authorities continue to check the Chinatown neighborhood for any additional victims.

Baldassano said five sleeping homeless men were attacked early Saturday morning in different locations throughout the neighborhood. The attacker used a metal pipe on the victims. Four were found dead and one remains in critical condition.

He said the attack appears to be random.

Police responded to a 911 call just before 2 a.m. when one assault was in progress.

Police say the 24-year-old in custody has yet to be charged.

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8:45 a.m.

Four men who are believed to be homeless have been brutally attacked and killed in a New York City rampage.

New York Police Department Detective Annette Shelton said that a fifth man was in critical condition Saturday after also being struck with a metal object.

The attack happened in Manhattan's Chinatown neighborhood.

Police responded to a 911 call just before 2 a.m. when one assault was in progress.

All the victims were attacked in three different locations in Chinatown.

Police say a 24-year-old suspect is in custody but has yet to be charged.

The identities of the victims have not been released.