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79-year-old killed, man and child slashed in Brooklyn attack: NYPD

Brooklyn fatal stabbing Jan 3
Posted at 7:24 PM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 22:42:39-05

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — A 79-year-old man was stabbed to death and a 4-year-old girl and a 49-year-old man were slashed in a Brooklyn attack on Sunday evening, police said.

Emergency medical services and police rushed to Putnam Avenue near Nostrand Avenue around 6:15 p.m., officials said. Officers found a 79-year-old man with a stab wound to the abdomen, a 49-year-old man who'd been slashed in the hand and a girl with a laceration to the hip.

Police initially said the 49-year-old victim had been stabbed and that the girl had been slashed in the torso.

The three patients were rushed to two different hospitals, an FDNY spokesperson said. The 79-year-old man died at the hospital.

Police took a 22-year-old man into custody. The NYPD has not yet filed charges against him.

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