DENVER (KDVR) — Police said three people, including a juvenile, were stabbed at a Denver shelter on Tuesday evening.
It happened at the Comfort Inn shelter, which Denver leases to house families, in the 4600 block of Quebec Street. Two adults and one juvenile were taken to a hospital with stab wounds, a police spokesperson told FOX31.
Police did not immediately release information about any suspect or suspects involved in the incident, nor did they say anything about the age of the juvenile.
The stabbing happened on the hotel’s second floor around 6:45 p.m., according to Laura Wilson, a spokesperson with the Salvation Army. The organization provides case management services for people at the shelter.
Wilson said the hotel provides staff for the shelter and was on site when the stabbing happened.
Safety concerns at Denver shelter for families
FOX31 arrived and spoke with someone at the shelter Tuesday night who said residents have been pleading with staff for better security and to remove families who are causing problems there.
He said they’ve even begun gathering signatures for a resident-led petition to evict some people, as they feel their concerns are not being heard.
“We’ve been begging the staff to get security and everything, or something to make this place feel safer because the children are getting attacked as well,” he said.
The shelter is next to another shelter at a former Best Western hotel, where Denver recently moved dozens of people after clearing an encampment along Eighth Avenue and Logan Street.
The location for the shelters is northwest of Quebec Street and Interstate 70 in Northeast Park Hill.