Five people, several of them children, were stabbed to death Saturday night in Brooklyn and a man was in custody in the savage killings, officials and sources said.
The victims are a 20-year-old woman, two girls aged 9 and 6, and two boys aged 8 and 18 months.
Authorities got the call just before 11:00 p.m Saturday for a multiple stabbing inside an apartment on 57th Street and 9th Avenue.
Three victims were pronounced dead at the scene, while three others were transported to Lutheran Hospital in critical condition, officials said.
One man was taken in handcuffs from the house of horrors – barefoot, and with his feet covered in blood – and brought to the 66th Precinct shortly after 11 p.m.
The crime scene investigation was expected to go on throughout the night.