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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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