Four people are dead, including two children, and one person was critically injured in a stabbing in Far Rockaway, Queens, on Sunday morning, police said. Two police officers were injured responding to the home, where a fire also broke out, and the suspect is dead.
An 11-year-old girl, 12-year-old boy, 44-year-old woman and man in his 30s were killed, and all are believed to be family members, police said.
Police received a 911 call shortly after 5 a.m. from a young female caller, who said her cousin was killing her family members, New York City Police Department Chief Jeffrey Maddrey said at a Sunday morning news conference.
The officers responded to a residential block in Queens, where they pulled into a driveway and saw someone walking out with luggage, according to Maddrey.
The person drew a kitchen steak knife on the officers, stabbing one in the neck and chest, and striking the other in the head, the chief added. One of the officers drew his weapon and fired at the suspect, Maddrey said.
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