Bronx nursing home resident found dead after assault report

Marcus Solis reports on the death of a man found with a hanger around his neck
November 2, 2013 6:32:18 AM PDT
An investigation is under way Saturday after a man was found dead following a report of an assault at a nursing home in the Bronx.

The incident happened inside the Bainbridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Bainbridge Avenue in the Norwood section around 8 p.m. Friday.

Police say officers who arrived at the 200-bed facility found the 72-year-old victim lying unconscious in his bed with a wire hanger around his neck.

The man was declared dead on the scene.

The medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death.

Earlier Friday, a 66-year-old man was arraigned on a murder charge in the beating death of his 71-year-old roommate inside a Queens nursing home. Police say that beating, on Wednesday, came after the two argued over a curtain separating the beds.