A homeless man has been arrested for breaking into his mother’s Brentwood home where he stabbed her and his sister following an argument on Thursday night, Suffolk County police said.

Seyon Layne, who is estranged from his family, entered the house on Strum Street, where the argument with his mother escalated until she ran into a bedroom with her daughter but the suspect forced his way inside shortly before 9 p.m., police said.

Layne allegedly stabbed his mother and sister multiple times with a knife before they fled the house and called 911 from a neighbor’s house.

K-9 officers apprehended the 26-year-old suspect hiding in a yard of an abandoned home but Layne fought with the police dog, Bema, who bit Layne on his head, police said.

Layne resisted arrested and was tased by another officer before he was taken into custody and charged with two counts of assault.

Layne’s 45-year-old mother and his 15-year-old sister were both taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where they were admitted in serious condition.

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Layne was also hospitalized. His arraignment has not yet been scheduled, police said.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.