A 22-year-old man with a history of schizophrenia was arrested Tuesday morning after he stabbed his mother and younger brother multiple times inside their Bed-Stuy apartment, cops said.
According to police, they received a call at around 10:22 a.m. regarding a family dispute at 419 Chauncey Street.
Police and EMS arrived on the scene to find to a woman, 40, and her 19-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter startled outside of their apartment while her older son remained barricaded inside.
The woman told police that her eldest son, who suffered from schizophrenia, stabbed her in the back of the neck following an argument. According to police, the woman said she was attempting to call an ambulance to report her son’s erratic behavior which had escalated following a dispute.
The mother said that her oldest son thought she was calling the police instead and became furious, retrieved a knife and attacked her from behind.
When the woman’s other son tried to rescue his mother, the perpetrator then turned on his younger sibling and began stabbing him in the head, back and and hands, according to cops
"When they brought one of them out, his whole bottom half was covered in blood and his finger was almost broken completely off," said a neighbor of the younger brother. The neighbor, who did not want to be identified was standing outside on his porch, a few houses down from the incident.
"But it was so much blood, it looked like they were painting the ground. We're all shocked, because this block is usually quiet on this end."
The perpetrator, who has not yet been identified, was arrested and then taken to Brookdale Hospital, along with his brother, for psychiatric evaluation. The mother was taken to Kings County Hospital. The woman’s 8-year-old daughter also was present but was not harmed.
Police are investigating.