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Man fatally stabbed while on Zoom conference


A New York man was fatally stabbed Thursday while on a Zoom video chat with about 20 other people.

Some of the participants called 911, and the suspected killer — the man’s son — was arrested about an hour later.

Dwight Powers, 71, was on the video call around noon in his Amityville apartment when he was attacked by his son, Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, said Suffolk County police.

Scully-Powers then jumped out of the second-story apartment’s window and fled the scene. He was arrested about a mile away and taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

He will be charged with murder in the second degree, police said in a statement.

They did not describe the nature of the Zoom conference, citing privacy concerns.

A police homicide detective told Long Island Newsday on Thursday that it had not been determined if anyone on the Zoom chat had seen the actual attack. “They just noticed him fall off the screen and then they heard heavy breathing,” he said.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Nation, World

      

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