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NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man has stabbed his roommate to death at a New York City homeless shelter.

They say 62-year-old Deven Black was found stabbed in the neck Wednesday night in East Harlem.

They say the killer fled when a security guard opened the door to the room and found Black bleeding on the floor.

Police have identified their suspect as 21-year-old Anthony White, and they are searching for him. Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says White has had psychiatric issues since at least 2013.

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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.

Black was a former city public school teacher and librarian.