Police have taken a man into custody whom they say is responsible for three violent attacks in Queens on Sunday.
At about 11:30 a.m. police responded to a call of an assault near 25-69 36th St. and upon arriving found a 39-year-old who had been slashed in the head and face, according to authorities.
Hours later at 3:09 p.m. police again responded to a call of an assault at 38-18 Astoria Blvd. and determined that the same 23-year-old suspect involved in the first incident had stabbed a 55-year-old man and burned a 61-year-old at the location, police said.
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Emergency personnel transported the 55-year-old victim to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The 61-year-old victim was taken to Cornell Hospital in critical condition.
Police identified the suspect as 23-year-old James Patrick Dillon, who was located on 36th Street by two officers canvassing the area on foot.
Dillon was shot by authorities after a confrontation in which he sprayed accelerant onto officers, burning their hands, police stated.
Dillon was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital in critical condition, and the officers were transported to Cornell-Presbyterian Hospital in stable condition.