A suspect is in police custody after an elderly man was found dead and three others were critically injured at a residence in New York City.
Police responded to 221-15 Hempstead Avenue in Jamaica, Queens after receiving a 911 call about an “emotionally disturbed” male who was behaving erratically at around 6.30 a.m., a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department (NYPD) confirmed to Newsweek.
Responding officers discovered a 72-year-old man who was unconscious and unresponsive in a bathroom, the spokeswoman said. He had sustained trauma to the chest, possibly from a stab wound, and was later pronounced dead at the scene.
In the living room area, officers found three people “who did not have any visible injuries but were unconscious and unresponsive,” the police spokeswoman said.
The three people—a 70-year-old woman, a 31-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman—were transported to area hospitals. All were listed in a critical condition.
A minor who was also at the residence is being evaluated, a New York Fire Department spokesperson told Newsweek.
The “emotionally disturbed” male, a 30-year-old, was found at the location. He was transported to Queens General Hospital for evaluation and is in police custody, the NYPD spokeswoman said.
No other information was immediately available. The investigation is ongoing.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated when additional information is available.
Man In Custody After 1 Dead, 3 Critically Injured In New York Apartment The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ Newsweek.