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79-year-old grandfather killed, man and girl slashed in Brooklyn machete attack: NYPD

Brooklyn machete attack
Posted at 5:18 AM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 07:17:42-05

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A man is in custody after his grandfather was stabbed to death and his young sister and brother-in-law were slashed with a machete in a Brooklyn attack Sunday evening, police said.

Emergency medical services and police rushed to Putnam Avenue near Nostrand Avenue around 6:20 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 4-year-old girl with a laceration to the hip.

The three patients were rushed to two different hospitals, an FDNY spokesperson said. The grandfather died at the hospital.

Police said a 22-year-old man was taken into custody. Police sources identified the man in custody as Dayquan Dubose.

The NYPD had yet to file charges against him as of early Monday morning.

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