One dead, three found unconscious in bizarre Queens crime scene

A 72-year-old man was stabbed to death inside a Queens apartment — where three others were found unconscious Thursday morning, according to police sources and officials.

Sources said the victim was stabbed multiple times by a 30-year-old man inside the home on Hempstead Avenue in Queens Village.

Police were called to the location at around 6:30 a.m. on a report of a man acting erratically, cops said.

When they arrived, they made the grisly discovery.

Two women ages 70 and 29 and a 31-year-old man were also found unconscious and unresponsive in the living room with no visible trauma, sources and officials said.

They were taken to North Shore University Hospital in critical condition.

Sources said chemicals were found inside the apartment but did not elaborate.

Hazmat was called to the scene to investigate.

The 30-year-old suspect, who was not injured, was taken into custody, sources said. Charges against him are pending.

He is being held for a psychiatric evaluation at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, police said. 

Police sources said everyone involved is related — though their exact relationship is unclear.

The building’s landlord, Vernese McCurdy, said a mother, son and his wife were involved and suggested the dead man was the son’s father.

“He’s a very nice man,” McCurdy said of the fatal victim. “We never had problems with him.”

Ian Ramsey, a friend of the man who was killed, said he got a phone call about the tragedy earlier Thursday morning.

“Right now, I’m confused. I couldn’t believe it,” Ramsey said. “What could prompt something like that?”

He added that one neighbor reported hearing “some noises.”

“They know they do their chanting so they didn’t take it into consideration,” Ramsey said, explaining that the family is known to chant for religious purposes.

Tenants were rattled by the violence.

“I am very surprised. They’re a good, church-going family,” said one, who declined to give a name. “I don’t know what happened but whatever happened is inside the apartment.”

Authorities at the scene of a suspicious incident in Queens.
One of the victims was in cardiac arrest, officials said.

Credit: NYPOST

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