Authorities in New York say a man stabbed his brother in the neck before setting the home they shared with their parents on fire this week.
According to the New York Post, authorities on Long Island responded to the residence in Dix Hills late Monday morning in response to reports of a disturbance at the location.
A statement from the Suffolk County Police Department indicated the unidentified 30-year-old suspect had stabbed his 32-year-old brother in the neck with a knife during the attack.
After the physical altercation, police believe the younger sibling lit the family home’s basement on fire.
Upon arrival at the home in Northwood Court shortly after 11 a.m., officers identified the suspect and deployed a stun gun in their effort to apprehend him.
Newsday cited a Dix Hills Fire Department source who reported that firefighters arrived at about 11:15 and were able to extinguish the blaze.
He was transported from the scene to an area hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Police say he is expected to face criminal charges related to the incident.
The alleged stabbing victim was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital via air ambulance. He was admitted with injuries officials said did not appear to be life-threatening.
Their parents were reportedly also at the home at the time of the disturbance. Police say the mother was also taken to a hospital to be evaluated by medical staff.
As of the latest reports available, police said the investigation remained ongoing.
Neighbor Muthukrish Saba said the family had been in the home for decades, describing them as “good people.”
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