NEW HYDE PARK, Long Island (PIX11) – A 24-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stabbing his parents while they slept in their home on Saturday, according to Nassau County police.

Around 11 a.m., Joshua Wilck entered the bedroom of his parents, a 60-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman, while they were sleeping. Police said Wilck began attacking the two with a knife. When the victims left the house, the suspect followed them and continued the assault.

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Police said that while outside, Wilck put his arms around his parents’ necks. Officers arrived and arrested Wilck.

Both victims were taken to the hospital to receive treatment for their injuries and are in critical condition.

Wilck was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing, aggravated criminal contempt, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and resisting arrest; police told PIX11 News.

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