Two men woke up to discover an intruder in their New York home on Monday morning, and according to police, they beat the suspected burglar with a baseball bat and stabbed him.
The suspect, a 26-year-old man, died after he was taken to the hospital, Fox5 reported.
Two siblings – brothers – in #Queens confront home invasion suspect who police say broke in to their house #WilliamsonAvenue near 197th Street. #NYPD says: Suspect killed after homeowners struck him with bat and stabbed him. @NYPD113Pct #NBC4NY #BREAKING pic.twitter.com/y2kTMHXizX
— Katherine Creag (@katcreag4NY) July 30, 2018
He allegedly broke into the house around 2:45 a.m. Monday in the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens, New York City. The brothers, ages 16 and 27, then confronted him, according to Fox5.
At least one of the brothers beat him and stabbed. It’s not clear if both of the brothers were involved in the beating and stabbing, police told the Fox affiliate.
No arrests have been made.
— Derick Waller (@wallerABC7) July 30, 2018
“I came out and stood with the dog and she’s like, ‘oh look, they put a body in the car’ but it didn’t come out of the house,” neighbor Kim Satchell told CBS New York. “That’s when the EMS guy said go inside, lock your doors, lock your windows so I took heed.”
Police told CBS that the intruder knocked on the door in the early morning before trying to push the younger brother away to get inside. He fled, came back, and then kicked the door open, said police. The two brothers then fought back, according to the report.
“I’m not going to say about defending their home, but if you’re an intruder coming into someone’s house, especially early in the morning, well, you know,” said neighbor Robert Clarke.