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Queens man in custody after stabbing and possible poisoning leaves 1 dead, 3 critical

January 14, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22, 2017: A New York City police officer stands at a busy street corner in New York, New York. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

One man is in custody in a deadly incident in Queens, New York, on Thursday morning that features a bloody pair of scissors and a possible poisoning, according to law enforcement officials.

(CNN)One man is in custody in a deadly incident in Queens, New York, on Thursday morning that features a bloody pair of scissors and a possible poisoning, according to law enforcement officials.

The suspect's 72-year-old father was killed and three other family members were critically injured, according to NYPD Assistant Chief Joe Kenny.

The father was found dead on the bathroom floor with multiple stab wounds sthroughout his body, Kenny said.

The suspect's mother, brother and brother's wife are being treated by doctors at a nearby hospital and are expected to survive, Kenny said.

Authorities were called to the scene by a neighbor who reported an "erratic" emotionally disturbed person in the hallway, Kenny said.

When police arrived they discovered a 30-year-old man with blood on his hands and feet, who claimed he "stabbed his father," according to the senior law enforcement official.

Kenny described the man as an "emotionally disturbed person," and said he was transported to a local hospital for a psych evaluation and is in police custody.

He said there is no history of domestic violence or of calls about an emotionally disturbed person to that address.

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