facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Woman, four children stabbed to death in NYC apartment

Oct. 27, 2013 at 8:17 AM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A man was in custody Sunday for questioning in a New York stabbing rampage that left a woman and four children dead, police said.

The unidentified suspect was found inside the Brooklyn apartment when police arrived Saturday, the New York Daily News reported.

"It's looking like a domestic violence case," a police official said.

Officials were investigating whether the suspect and any of the victims were related, The New York Times reported.

An 18-month-old boy and two girls, ages 6 and 9, were dead at the scene when paramedics arrived, while the 37-year-old mother and an 8-year-old boy died in area hospitals, police said.

A parent who wasn't home during the attack was inconsolable when he received the news from police through an interpreter, witnesses told the Daily News.

"The father was freaking out," neighbor May Chan said. "He just came home from work and saw the police and they told him. He was hysterical."

"I always see [the children] running around here," Chan said. "They run around by my garage playing. They run up and down screaming. They're little kids ... that's so heartbreaking. Innocent kids, my God."

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Poll: Voters don't like Republicans but will vote for them Poll: Voters don't like Republicans but will vote for them
2
Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son
3
Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014 Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014
4
Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by forgiving $4 million of student debt Occupy Wall Street celebrates 3-year anniversary by forgiving $4 million of student debt
5
Light 4.0 earthquake shakes Seattle area Light 4.0 earthquake shakes Seattle area
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback