Michael Perkins, a 60-year-old ex-convict, was charged with stabbing a man to death during a standoff at his residential building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
According to NYPD, police officers responding to a report of an assault in progress encountered Perkins as he left the building on W. 97th St. near Riverside Drive with a bloody knife in his hand around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.
After detaining Perkins, officers found the victim lying in the stairwell of the building with multiple stab wounds to his chest and face. Medics rushed him to Mount Sinai Morningside but were unable to save him.
Police officers were trying to determine the identity of the victim, who was not carrying identification. It was also unclear at the time whether he lived in that building and the motive for the killing. Perkins was charged with murder, assault, and weapons possession.
He has a long criminal history dating back to 1986, police sources said. He has served three prison terms for robbery and attempted robbery, the Daily News noted.
His last prison term was in 2017 when he served six months for an attempted robbery conviction in Brooklyn, court records show.
All charges are mere accusations, and those indicted are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.