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Police: Southampton Man Stabbed by Brother [UPDATED]

Maxwell Irwin charged with felony assault.

Update Nov. 21, 5 p.m. - A Southampton man is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed multiple times on Saturday, and his brother is charged with assault and jailed in lieu of $1 million bail, according to police.

Southampton Town police said the victim suffered severe bleeding and a collapsed lung after his brother, who resides with him at a Wiltshire Street home, broke into his bedroom and attacked him with a kitchen knife.

Police said 22-year-old Maxwell Irwin used a ladder to enter the bedroom through a window around 6:44 a.m., then stabbed the victim numerous times in the chest and torso.

The victim was initially taken to Southampton Hospital, then transfered to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Southampton Village and New York State police assisted in a search for Irwin, who fled the scene before officers arrived, town police said. Then around 1 p.m., detectives located Irwin on North Sea Road in Southampton.

Irwin is charged with first-degree assault and aggravated contempt, both felonies, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

Police did not say what preceded the alleged attacked.

Original:

A Southampton man is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed by his brother multiple times on Saturday, according to police.

Southampton Town police said the victim suffered severe bleeding and a collapsed lung after his brother, who resides with him at a Wiltshire Street home, broke into his bedroom and attacked him with a kitchen knife.

Police said 22-year-old Maxwell Irwin used a ladder to enter the bedroom through a window around 6:44 a.m., then stabbed the victim numerous times in the chest and torso.

The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital.

Irwin was arrested at 1:12 p.m. and charged with first-degree assault, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor.

Police did not say what preceded the alleged attacked.

Check back for more details as they become available.

Jaguar-Guy November 19, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Just sick - totally sick.
Amber Nicole November 20, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Why wasn't he charged with attempted murder?
Brendan J. O'Reilly November 20, 2012 at 04:26 PM
That may come after a grand jury indictment.
christie nicolle November 21, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Lord Jesus said "In your own household will be your enemy." You only have to look around the world, read the news, listen to friends' probems, etc., to realize how true those biblical words are.
Tim Burke November 22, 2012 at 08:00 PM
in this fast paced media world that we are all thankful we live in. we need to be careful about jumping to conclusions. this is a family that lost a wife and mother at the age of 40 when the 2 boys were young teenagers. they have struggled with depression and other mental conditions. this was a wonderful full of life boy who has been taken by a very serious mental illness. the family has many caring experts in the medical and legal fields trying to help. this is thanksgiving and i hope we can all be hopeful for this family to find a way that helps and that much happiness will be in their future. thank you for listening.

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