The NYPD has arrested the man wanted for stabbings that left a 6-year-old boy dead and a 7-year-old girl seriously injured in Brooklyn this past weekend.
Shortly after police, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams held a press conference this evening to announce the suspect's name, Daniel St. Hubert of East New York was arrested in Queens. Gothamist reports that St. Hubert, 27, has nine previous arrests and had been on probation since May 23 following a domestic violence incident.
Per Gothamist, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said there was "forensic evidence" discovered at the Boulevard Houses where Prince Joshua Avitto and Mikayla Capers were stabbed inside of an elevator on Sunday evening that linked St. Hubert to the crime. Furthermore, authorities added that St. Hubert missed a meeting with his parole officer today.
Though police found evidence suggesting that St. Hubert was also responsible for the attack that left 18-year-old Tanaya Grant Copeland dead in East New York, he's only been named in the stabbings of Avitto and Capers at the moment. Still, Bratton said that St. Hubert could still be a suspect in that incident.
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