A Huntington man was arrested in connection the stabbing death of his stepfather at their home early Saturday morning, Suffolk County police said.
The department issued an update late Saturday afternoon, saying Matthew Hubrins, 28, was arrested after he allegedly stabbed 44-year-old Noel Mohammed in his chest, killing him. Hubrins was charged with second-degree murder and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Sunday.
Homicide commander Det. Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick said in a phone interview earlier in the day that a family member was at the center of the investigation, but he declined to reveal the man’s identity or offer a description of the suspect.
Police have not released a motive for the attack.
Police said they were called to 161 Spring Road in Huntington at 1:20 a.m. after a 911 caller reported the stabbing.
Police discovered Mohammed with one stab wound to the chest and he was transported to Huntington Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, Fitzpatrick said.
Hubrins allegedly fled the scene following the incident.
Fitzpatrick said two other people were inside the house when the stabbing occurred.
The homicide commander said family members reported that Mohammed worked as a postal worker.