Manhattan man arrested – NBC New York

A man who had to be led away from the scene of a Manhattan crime scene where a crowd tried to assault him as NYPD officers handcuffed him in connection with a murder investigation has been charged with concealing a human corpse, authorities said Tuesday.

Although he is not charged with murder in this case, the man does have a history of arrests for murder. According to investigators, he blew up a house in 1994 while his uncle walked in.

According to the NYPD, he is also charged with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon in a separate case.

It was not clear whether prosecutors planned to file additional charges against the man in the death of 31-year-old Yazmeen Williams, whose body was found in a sleeping bag, also in a sack, that was thrown out with other trash for garbage collection on a sidewalk on East 27th Street in Kips Bay on Friday. Police said Williams had been shot in the head.

They declared her death a homicide. It is unclear how long her body had been in the sleeping bag before the gruesome discovery.

Videos and photos shared on social media show what appears to be a life-size body covered in a dark sleeping bag that was further wrapped in black garbage bags. Sources told NBC New York that surveillance footage appeared to show a person in an electric wheelchair pulling the sleeping bag behind them.

According to police, a man in his 50s has been arrested in connection with the incident. The crowd attempted to attack him. Officers and paramedics held the crowd back as punches were thrown, while others spat at him.

Tensions ran high until the man was put into an ambulance and taken to a nearby hospital.

The victim’s mother, Nicole Williams, was there as he was led away.

“He’s disgusting … he looks like trash,” Williams said. “They were angry. He … took her life … threw my daughter in a garbage bag.”

Information about the man’s lawyer was not immediately available Tuesday.

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