79-year-old killed, child injured in Brooklyn machete attack

BED-STUY, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A machete attack in Brooklyn killed a 79-year-old man and injured two other people, including a 4-year-old girl.

Sources tell Eyewitness News the attacker, a 22-year-old man taken into custody at the scene, was a family member.

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A man who slashed a woman and her dog with a machete was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn, officials report.

It happened inside an apartment building on Putnam Avenue in Bed-Stuy on Sunday night.

Police say a 79-year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen.

First responders rushed him to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

A 49-year-old man and the young girl were also slashed - they are both in stable condition.

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