NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a person of interest has been taken into custody in the deaths of four children and a 37-year-old woman who were stabbed at a Brooklyn residence.
The NYPD said early Sunday that officers arrived at the scene and found all five victims unconscious and unresponsive. A 1-year-old boy and two girls, ages 7 and 9, were pronounced dead at the residence by emergency responders.
A 5-year-old boy and the woman were taken to two Brooklyn hospitals where they were pronounced dead.
Police did not release the victims' names.
Fire Department spokesman Jim Long said emergency workers responded just before 11 p.m. Saturday to a 911 call from a person stabbed at the residence in the Sunset Park neighborhood.