N.Y. Police Arrest Man Wanted In
Stabbings Of Children
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[June 05, 2014]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York police
have arrested a man wanted in connection with the weekend stabbings of
two children, one fatally, in a Brooklyn apartment elevator, officials
said on Wednesday.
Daniel St. Hubert, 27, was arrested on Wednesday night in the
borough of Queens. Hubert was wanted for the killing of 6-year-old
Prince Joshua Avitto and the stabbing assault of 7-year-old Mikayla
Capers, who were out buying ice cream on Sunday evening when they
were attacked, officials said.
Minutes before the announcement, city officials - including New York
City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio -
were holding a news conference asking for the public's assistance in
Police described Hubert as dangerous and potentially armed, at the
conference, adding that he had nine prior arrests and was on parole
for a domestic assault at the time of the stabbing. Officials said
that he had previously assaulted a corrections officer and a police
Forensic evidence recovered at the scene linked Hubert to the
attack, Bratton said at the conference.
Police have also not ruled out Hubert as a suspect in the Friday
night stabbing death of a 19-year-old woman in a nearby
neighborhood, Bratton said.
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Seven-year-old Capers was recovering at a local hospital, Bratton
(Reporting by Curtis Skinner; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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