Man dead, neighbor arrested after dispute over noise in Jamaica

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Friday, March 19, 2021
Queens man accused of killing neighbor over noise dispute
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The man has been arrested for allegedly bludgeoning his neighbor.

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- A 71-year-old Queens man was bludgeoned to death in his basement apartment allegedly by a neighbor in an apparent dispute over noise.

The suspect went to the downstairs apartment on 138th Street in Jamaica to complain about noise at around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

The 37-year-old man struck the older man with a steel rebar, killing him, police say.

The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital for a psychological and medical evaluation. Charges against him are pending.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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