35-year-old suspect in custody after breaking into Queens apartment, stabbing man to death

FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- A man was stabbed to death by a suspect that broke into a second-floor apartment Sunday in Queens.

The incident happened just after 2 a.m. at 57th Road in Flushing.

Police said a 35-year-old suspect broke into the second-floor apartment from the balcony.

A couple inside was awaken by the intruder, who stabbed a 35-year-old man multiple times.

He was pronounced dead by police.

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The victim's wife then ran out of the apartment for help.

Responding officers saw the suspect climbing down the balcony of the apartment.

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Police said a 35-year-old suspect broke into a second-floor apartment in Flushing, Queens before stabbing a man to death.

The suspect also tried to gain entry to a third-floor apartment by climbing up the balcony, but was not able to get in.

Police used a taser on the 35-year-old, and took him into custody. He was then charged with murder, burglary, and criminal possession of a weapon.

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