Four homeless men in New York beaten to death in their sleep: reports

Sunrise over Manhattan as seen from Hoboken, N.J.

Four homeless men are dead, another seriously injured, after police say they were all beaten in their sleep by a man wielding a large metal object in New York City early Saturday morning.

Police received a 911 call at around 1:50 a.m. over reports of a man with “severe trauma to the head” discovered on Bowery Street, The New York Times reported citing an NYPD spokesperson. 

Not long after, a second man was found with similar head injuries. He was immediately transported to the hospital. Three additional men were found dead on Broadway and East Broadway.

A 24-year-old man was taken into custody in connection with the attack not far from the crime scenes. Police also found a 3-foot-long metal object that resembled a pipe.

Officials have not released the identities of the victims but said they were all believed to be homeless.

The suspect - also believed to be homeless - has not been charged yet.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.