NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating a deadly stabbing at an apartment in Queens.
The NYPD said officers took a man into custody at the scene, and he is currently undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.
Officers responded at around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday to a 911 call from 221-15 Hempstead Ave. They discovered a 72-year-old man dead on the floor of a bathroom.
#NYPD: man appeared to have stabbed his father to death in #QueensVillage apt; man’s mother, brother and sister-in-law found unconscious in apt but not sure what happened to them (no signs of trauma). Man in custody & taken for psych evaluation. @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/lV0xtdu6Hu
— Andrea Grymes (@AndreaGrymesTV) January 14, 2021
Three other people, believed to be the suspect’s mother, brother and sister-in-law, were found unconscious on a mattress in the living room.
Police said the victims were rushed to a hospital and are expected to survive. They did not appear to have any signs of physical trauma.
The FDNY Hazmat team responded, and initial reports indicated there may have been a chemical spill. However, investigators did not find elevated levels of CO2 or any other air quality issues.
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Police said there were no prior reports of domestic violence at the address.
Officers discovered a pair of scissors in the hallway, but it’s unclear if it was involved in the stabbing.
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