Three injured in Queens stabbing

January 13, 2009 6:07:19 PM PST
A knife-wielding man stabbed three people, apparently randomly, in an apartment building in the Flushing section of Queens Tuesday, according to police. Police say the suspect punched another man in the jaw during a dispute at the intersection of 147th Street and Northern Boulevard just before 9:45 a.m.

Police from the 109th Precinct rushed to the scene and tackled the man, wrestling a knife away from him.

As they were placing him into custody, the officers discovered three people stabbed in a nearby residential apartment building, at 147-15 Northern Boulevard.

The victims, two women and a man, were rushed to area hospitals.

An elderly husband and wife were in critical condition but have since been updated to serious.

Another woman, a 41-year-old who was stabbed in the back, was less seriously injured and is listed in fair condition.

Police have charged David Williams, 41, of 147-25 Northern Boulevard in Queens with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

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