NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —¬†Police opened fire on a man with a knife following a stabbing in Queens.

Police confirmed this was a domestic incident between a brother and a sister, 1010 WINS’ Andrew Falzon reported.

Officers responded to Shore Front Parkway in Rockaway Park on a report of an assault in progress around noon Tuesday.

When they arrived on the scene, they found a woman who had been stabbed multiple times. A witness, who was among the first to treat the woman, said she was stabbed about four times in the upper arm, Falzon reported.

Police canvassed the area and found the suspect nearby, wearing bloody clothing and carrying a knife.

He was described by police as an emotionally disturbed person.

Officers fired a single shot, hitting the suspect once in the leg.

He was taken to Jamaica Hospital.

The woman is being treated at the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

A knife was recovered at the scene.

No officers were injured.

Charges are pending.

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