Four people, including two children, have been killed by a relative in New York, according to police.
Those stabbed to death included a 12-year-old boy, an 11-year-old girl, a 44-year-old woman and a man in his 30s.
Officers were called to reports of an incident in the city’s Queens borough after a girl said “her cousin is killing her family members”.
The 11-year-old was found in front of the house and the other three were found inside bedrooms, police added.
A fifth person, a 61-year-old woman, is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Suspect Courtney Gordon, 38, was shot dead by police.
The two officers who responded to the scene on Sunday morning were also stabbed, police said.
Jeffrey Maddrey, NYPD chief of patrol, said one officer was struck in the neck and the other in the face.
The two officers were taken to hospital and are expected to recover.