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Brooklyn man slashes wife, stabs daughter before setting apartment on fire: police

Posted at 11:03 PM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 23:06:03-04

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn — Two investigations are happening Friday in a single, fifth floor apartment on 42nd Street in Sunset Park.

Police said they responded to a report of an assault in the apartment building at around 4 p.m. Friday. after a man was accused of using an unidentified weapon to slash a woman, his domestic partner, on her hand.

When the woman's daughter went to go help, the man allegedly stabbed her, too – twice in the shoulder, police said.

Investigators said the man then went into another room, set a mattress on fire, and then stabbed himself in the stomach.

It is unclear what started this family dispute, but a neighbor who lives one floor below the family told PIX11 they were shocked to hear the news of such a disturbance.

Fortunately, none of the injuries are life threatening. The mother and daughter were taken to an area hospital. The father was taken to a different hospital and is under arrest.