Suffolk County Police charged a Huntington Station man with stabbing another man to death, and then stabbing the victim’s wife Thursday afternoon.
Police said that Candelario Cordova stabbed Roque Cisneros to death, and wounded Cisneros’ wife, Vilma Campos, when she tried to save her husband.
Cisneros, 58, of Huntington Station was pronounced dead at the scene on Oakwood Road. Campos, 54, of Huntington Station was taken to Huntington Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Homicide Squad detectives charged Cordova, 53, of Olive Street, Huntington Station, with second-degree murder. Further charges are pending. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Friday.
A man was stabbed to death and a woman injured in a confrontation on Oakwood Road Thursday afternoon, Suffolk County poice said.
The killing occurred in front of a home across the street from Stimson Middle School but was unconnected to the school, police and educators said.
Suffolk County Detective Lt. Kevin Beyrer said that an argument began elsewhere around 1 p.m., but moved close to the Oakwood home and escalated, with another man stabbed the other two people. Beyrer said that the assailant waited for police and was arrested.
Police swarmed the area. A vehicle covered with a tarp remained in front of the home.
There were no other details immediately available.
Police moved a large truck onto Oakwood Road to block the view of the scene as students began leaving at the end of the school day. They also blocked off Foxwood Drive South and detectives could be seen in the roadway.
On social media, parents described how some children grew upset at seeing the police and other activity happening across the street, with students getting different descriptions of what had occurred.
The presence of police so near the school set off a round of speculation on social media, including reports that someone had been shot at the school. “The students were always safe,” Superintendent Dr. Vito D’Elia said at the scene.
In a phone and electronic notice to parents, he said,” just wanted to make you aware of a situation that occurred near Stimson Middle School. This afternoon we were informed that there was some police activity across from Stimson Middle School on Oakwood Road between Tippin and Foxwood Drive.
“While this police activity DOES NOT involve the school, because of its proximity to one of our school buildings, we wanted to inform the community. Due to the situation, there may be some delays with dismissal of buses from Stimson. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”