A 54-year-old man was stabbed and critically injured Wednesday during a family dispute in Jamaica, Queens, over who would be welcome at Thanksgiving dinner, police said.
The attack on Anderson Road occurred when a 56-year-old man got into an argument with his sister, who didn’t want him to bring his girlfriend to dinner on Thursday, an NYPD spokesman said.
According to police, the man pushed his 61-year-old sister, at which point her boyfriend intervened to defend her. The brother told the boyfriend to leave, then picked up a knife and plunged it into the man’s chest, police said. The assailant then fled in a car, officials said.
Police wouldn’t release the names of those involved and were still looking for the suspect. The injured man was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and was said to be in “extremely critical” condition, according to the NYPD.