(Update) Cops: Bay Ridge man fatally stabs wife, turns knife on himself before slashing teen son

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A Brooklyn man fatally stabbed his wife and turned the knife on himself before slashing his teenage son at their Bay Ridge home on Tuesday, officials said.
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A 52-year-old man fatally stabbed his wife and turned the knife on himself before slashing his teenage son at their Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, home on Tuesday, officials said. 

Hasan Rugova was arrested and charged with murdering his wife, 46-year-old Gyltene Rugova, police said.

Officers responded to a 911 call from the couple’s 14-year-old son at the Marine Avenue home around 2:20 a.m., police said.

Rugova and his wife had been arguing, reportedly about alleged infidelity, when he stabbed her in the neck with a knife, police sources said. Their son heard his mother’s screams and found Rugova stabbing her, a law enforcement official said.

The teen told cops that his father then started to stab himself in the abdomen, the official said. When he tried to take the knife away from Rugova, the teen was slashed in the forearm. He then called 911.

Both the father and son were taken to Lutheran Medical Center in stable condition, police said. The mother was pronounced dead at the scene.

The couple had three other children, including an 11-year-old daughter who was home during the stabbing. She was uninjured, police said.

In addition to second-degree murder, Rugova was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon, assault and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

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