Four Homeless men killed while sleeping in New York City’s Chinatown area

Police gather in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighbourhood on Saturday morning after attacks on five homeless men.

Four men believed to be homeless were attacked and killed in a brutal rampage in New York City overnight.

The men were violently assaulted in the city’s Chinatown area in Lower Manhattan at three different locations.

Officers responded to reports of an assault around 1:40 a.m. where first responders found a victim who suffered trauma to his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. They discovered three other bodies just a block away.

A fifth victim survived and is in hospital in critical condition.

Associated Press reported that a 24-year-old man, Randy Rodriguez Santos, was in police custody.

Santos was found near one of the crime scenes holding a metal bar dripping with blood.

The assaults appear to have been “random attacks,” and the victims were apparently sleeping at the time they were assaulted, police said.

Santos is reportedly undergoing a psychological evaluation.

He is expected to be charged in court on Sunday.