A Flushing man viciously attacked his family, including a child, at their home on Wednesday, leaving them in critical condition, a police source said.
The attack took place in the family’s home on Jasmine Avenue at 9 p.m., police said. The suspect, 49-year-Quan Hui Liang, stabbed his wife over 20 times and then repeatedly beat his 7-year-old son with a barbell before finally attacking the child’s 77-year-old grandmother, according to police.
The grandmother, who was the least injured, ran to a neighbors apartment and told them to call the police. The EMS were the first to arrive at the scene, where they found the family members on the floor in their own pools of blood. The man, EMS discovered, slit his own throat in a failed suicide attempt, authorities said, ending a flurry of violence. Police don’t know what sparked the whole thing.
Police have charged Liang with two counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon and acting in a manner injurious to a minor.
According to the police, the family recently moved to Flushing from China and, according to the New York Post, the family was quiet and nice.
The son is in Long Island Jewish Hospital where he is being treated, according to the New York Post. The wife is being treated at New York Hospital Queens. Her two eye sockets are broken and she had more than 20 lacerations in her head.
The mother-in-law is being treated at the same hospital for lacerations to her head.
Liang is in critical condition at New York Hospital-Queens.
The family members are in critical condition, but the wife and 7-year-old boy are in the most serious condition, police said. All of the family members are still in separate hospitals.