What to Know
- Police shot and wounded a knife-wielding man they say charged them after he allegedly stabbed his sister multiple times
- The suspect had just been released from Rikers, where he was serving time for assault, and has an extensive psychiatric history, cops say
- The names of the suspect and victim weren't immediately released; the extent of the woman's injuries were not known
A knife-wielding man released from Rikers four days ago was shot by police in the hallway of a Queens apartment building Tuesday after allegedly stabbing his sister repeatedly, leaving her bloodied outside, authorities say.
Officers responding to a call about an assault in progress at a Shore Front Parkway apartment first encountered the woman laying in the grass outside the apartment; she was bloody and had apparent stab wounds, authorities said.
Police went into the building and upstairs, where they saw the suspect still wielding a knife. The cops told him to drop the weapon, then tried three times to subdue him with a Taser to no avail, officials say. At that point, the suspect allegedly charged police with the knife and officers shot him in the leg.
He's expected to survive. A bloody knife was recovered at the scene. The extent of the woman's injuries weren't immediately known. The initial call about the attack, which came in shortly after noon, indicated she was unconscious. Cops say the woman and her brother got into a fight in their apartment and their mother, who was inside, kicked them out.
The stabbing apparently happened outside. The suspect had just been released from Rikers, where he was serving time for assault. Details on that case weren't immediately clear, and officials say he has an extensive psychiatric history.
The identities of the suspect and victim have not been released. Authorities say their investigation is ongoing.