Police: Man stabs brother in neck during dispute on Long Island

DIX HILLS, Suffolk County (WABC) -- Police say two brothers were involved in a dispute inside their Long Island home that ended with one of them stabbed.

The incident happened at Northwood Court in Dix Hills at approximately 11 a.m., when authorities say 30-year-old Nadim Yaqubie stabbed his 32-year-old brother in the neck.

The stabbing victim was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said at some point during the incident, Yaqubie also set a fire in the basement.

The suspect was Tased by police and transported to Huntington Hospital.

Neighbors say the man has a history of mental illness.

The parents were home during the dispute, and the mother of the two was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

Second Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating.

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