Sept. 29, 2022 By Michael Dorgan – Updated at 5:55 p.m.
A first responder was fatally stabbed in the Ditmars section of Astoria Thursday afternoon — and police have apprehended her alleged attacker after he barricaded himself inside a nearby building.
The victim, 61, an on-duty Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) worker, was stabbed in the neck by a man at the 20th Avenue and 41st Street intersection at around 2:40 p.m., according to police.
Police say the alleged perpetrator fled into a nearby building, located at 40-19 20th Ave.
There are unconfirmed reports that the man was with another woman inside the building which is located on the northwestern corner of the intersection. It was previously occupied by Notes nightclub.
The suspect was later taken into custody.
The EMT worker was transported to Mount Sinai Queens in critical condition, police said. The New York Post and New York Daily News reported that she later died at the hospital.
Video footage posted to the Citizen app showed a heavy police presence at the scene and the front of the building has been cordoned off with police tape.
At least one NYPD helicopter could be seen flying overhead, the footage shows.
It is unclear what led up to the alleged stabbing. The NYPD was unable to provide any further details regarding the incident.
This is a breaking news story, please check back later for updates.
Man Stabbed EMS Lieutenant, Barricaded in Astoria Building With Woman @CitizenApp
19-80 41st St 2:38:01 PM EDT
Stop with the ALLEGED woke business!!! She/he didn’t stabbed themselves and there are enough witnesses…ALL BUILDINGS HAVE CAMERAS! Keep bussing in Crime, this place will have no realty value! That’s all you really care about! Keep protecting the “alleged” MURDERER, so he/she can KILL AGAIN! Wash, Rinse & Repeat! While our Mayor goes Partying in other countries on ourbtax dollar. He partys while NY burns! Or to spin it the woke way He Allegedly Partys While the MORGUE “ALLEGEDLY” has a new EMS recipient…
🙏RIP to the family of the EMS individual.🙏
Terrible tragedy. Time for us to wake up and elect moderate Democrats, not the so-called Democratic Socialists. AOC does not serve the best interests of Astoria.
“MODERATE”??? Like the Mayor who PROMISED to STOP CRIME but PARTYS in different states and countries instead of KEEPING -HIS- PROMISES that got him elected??? * IF * moderate dems kept 1/10 of their *PROMISES* NY as a whole would look less like a wild west show on CRACK! DEMS leagalizing POT for PROFITS $$$$. NY Post gave the pic of the loon who did the murder, I saw HIM at the local Weed Truck at 30 Ave. in front of Rite Aid! If he has psychologic past why are the DEMs allowing medically nuts to enhance their psychosis with weed? Go on any medical archive page or google weed and psychosis they don’t mix. But the “medical” sponsered ads for profit sponsered by Dems downplay that!
You need to face REALITY!
Your party died when socialist took the reins! Even you old school “moderate” Dems have turned into Dino just like the Rhinos!
Many who voted “B” in said they only voted for not Trump! If you don’t like someone personally DON’T follow them. Stop making excuses! While he may have had alot of shortcomings HE never started a war, we were energy independent and had a working economy.
Also GUILLIAN when He was mayor HE stood in NY…Cleaned up TIMES SQUARE, traded the guns off the streets for cash, cleaned up crime in general and stopped the sex trade that was creating the mob relations! He was there at 9/11, Adams was in Puerto Rico when a woman security guard was beat down for going to her job.
Dems have failed us!
Go Red before We’re All Dead!