NEW YORK (1010 WINS/CBS 2) — One person was killed and three others were injured Friday evening after police said they were stabbed in Brooklyn.

Authorities said a 46-year-old man, who is now under arrest, broke into the home at 2260 East 18th St. in Gravesend and stabbed his sister-in-law, 37, in what is described as a domestic dispute.

Terry Sheridan of 1010 WINS reports the sister-in-law’s sister, 39, nephew, 5, and mother, 62, were also stabbed in the altercation. Police were called to scene around 6 p.m.

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan reports from Brooklyn

CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported that the 62-year-old woman was stabbed in the torso, the young boy was  slashed in the shoulder and his mother, the deceased woman’s sister, was stabbed in the leg.  All three of them were taken to Lutheran Medical Center.

Witnesses said screaming from the home caught the attention of people from an auto-body shop  across the street.  Justin Errante, whose friends worked in the shop, described the scene to Sheridan.

“They heard the screams and they just kind of kept an eye on the house and the woman with the injuries to her arm and hand came running out screaming for help,” Errante said. “They ran in to see if they could help and that’s when they saw the boy and the women in worse shape.  And then they decided to call 911 and get out of there.”

Police also were able to catch the suspect a few blocks away.

“Immediately the cops just took off in every direction, so their immediate response is what got him quick,” Errante told Carlin.

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