2 stabbed in New City; man arrested by Clarkstown PD



Stabbing suspect Brandyn Johnson

The Clarkstown Police Department arrested a 24-year-old male from Pomona, NY Sunday following a domestic incident that occurred earlier in the night, where the suspect allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend and another male in their New City residence.

On September 17 at approximately 11:20 p.m. the Clarkstown Police Department responded to West Clarkstown Road in New City for a report of a domestic incident that resulted in the stabbing of a man and a woman. Patrol officers arrived on scene and identified two stabbing victims in the residence.

The victims stated that the suspect had kicked in the door to the residence and stabbed both victims. The suspect fled the scene on foot. A search of the area for the suspect had negative results. Rockland Paramedics and New City Volunteer Ambulance responded to treat the victims. Both victims were transported to Westchester Medical Center.

The 29-year-old female victim from New City, had a stab wound in her torso area. She is expected to survive. The 35-year-old male victim from New City, had multiple stab wounds in his torso area. He is still being treated for severe stab wounds and is currently in intensive care. There is no prognosis on his condition at this time. The victims have a 2-year-old boy in common who was home at the time of the incident. He was not injured and is staying with family.

The Clarkstown Detective Bureau is investigating the incident. Based on their investigation, units responded to a location in Mount Ivy, where officers were able to arrest the female victim’s ex-boyfriend, Brandyn Johnston, 24, of Pomona at 1:10 a.m.

The suspect was taken into custody without incident and transported to police headquarters for processing, charged with attempted murder in the second degree (felony), burglary in the first degree (felony), criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree (felony) and endangering the welfare of a child (misdemeanor).

Johnston will be arraigned today in Clarkstown Justice Court. This investigation is ongoing and CPD will provide information as it becomes available.


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