New York Increase Police Street Patrols After Increase In Violent Crimes

Michael Sykes, fugitive suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and all three of her small children with a kitchen knife in a brutal attack, was arrested on Saturday, ending a four-day manhunt. Police said that Sykes was last seen on surveillance footage Wednesday heading to the Staten Island Ferry shortly after the fatal attack, and a call to his mother to say he’d killed his girlfriend and was going to kill himself. It was the third stabbing death at a homeless shelter in several weeks. [ABC News]

Soderhamn Police say they have arrested a man suspected of killing one person and wounding three others during a fight between asylum-seekers. Christer Nordstrom, spokesman for the Sweden police department, said they are holding a man in his early 20’s on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. There were over 15 men were involved in the brawl. [ABC News]

Brooklyn native Javane Laurent was shot twice in the chest after an argument with the shooter who told him to come out his place on E. 93rd St. near Flatlands Ave. in Canarsie. According to reports, the 24-year-old was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he died an hour later. A suspect has been arrested, but not yet charged. [NY Daily News]



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