The Brooklyn tenant who allegedly killed and nearly decapitated his 57-year-old landlord is off the streets after the NYPD nabbed him before he could board a flight to Kuwait.
“Yes, I did it,” Mohammed Siddiquee, 27, reportedly told the Daily News, which first reported the story, apparently confessing to the gruesome slaying.
Police took Mr. Siddiquee into custody at 8:30 a.m. at J.F.K. at 8:30 p.m. last night, as he waited to board the flight, with plans to then board a second plane bound for his native Bangladesh, police told the News.
Mr. Siddiquee is charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon and was awaiting arraignment on Wednesday afternoon.
It was the second grisly killing of a Brooklyn landlord in less than a week, the first being the now highly publicized slaying of Menachem Stark, which drew public outrage beyond the killing itself, particularly after the New York Post published a controversial cover story under the headline, “Who didn’t want him dead,” drawing backlash from politicians and community members.
An arrest has not yet been made in that case.