Mother and Four Children Dead after Mass Stabbing in Brooklyn, NY … Suspect Arrested and in Police Custody (Update: Victims ID’d, Suspect Possibly Related to Deceased)(Update: Suspect Mingdong Chen Implicated Himself in the Deaths)
Mass stabbing results in 5 dead and one still in critical condition.
New York City police are investigating a mass stabbing in Brooklyn that has left a woman and four children dead. Authorities arrived at the crime scene at 11 pm Saturday night in the Sunset Park neighborhood and found 5 victims unconscious and unresponsive. A 1 year old boy and two girls, ages 7 and 9, were pronounced dead at the scene. A boy, 5, and a 37 year old woman were taken to Brooklyn hospitals where they were pronounced dead. The suspect was arrested and is in police custody. Police believe there are no other suspects to these grisly murders.
New York City police pressed forward Sunday in investigating the deaths of four children and a woman who were stabbed at a Brooklyn residence, saying a person of interest had been taken into custody.
A barefoot man was taken from the house in handcuffs after the incident, his feet covered in blood, reports WCBS in New York. He was brought to Brooklyn’s 66th Precinct at around 11 p.m. on Saturday night.
In addition to the five dead, a sixth person is in critical condition, reports WCBS.
Officers arrived at the scene and found all five victims unconscious and unresponsive, police said. A 1-year-old boy and two girls, ages 7 and 9, were pronounced dead at the residence by emergency responders.
A boy, 5, and the 37-year-old woman were taken to two Brooklyn hospitals where they were pronounced dead, police said.
William Zhuo, 1, Amy Zhuo, 7, and Linda Zhuo, 9, were pronounced dead at the scene when officials arrived just before 11 p.m. ET, New York City police said in a statement released on Sunday. Paramedics rushed 37-year-old Qiao Zhen Li and 5-year-old Kevin Zhuo to local hospitals but the two died, police added.
UPDATE II: The New York Daily News is reporting that the unidentified suspect, who sources said may be related to the children, was reportedly found inside the apartment when cops burst in on the grim scene.
Chen, the cousin of the children’s father and had been staying at the home for the past week, has been arrested on 5 counts of murder and has implicated himself in the savage stabbing deaths. According to reports he used a kitchen knife in the gruesome murders.
A Chinese immigrant has been arrested on five counts of murder in the deaths of his cousin’s wife and her four children in a late-night stabbing rampage in their Brooklyn home.
The New York Police Department said Sunday that 25-year-old Mingdong Chen has implicated himself in the deaths.