Police: 2 bodies found after fire at White Plains YMCA; possible murder-suicide

Police are investigating a fire, a possible homicide and an alleged suicide that occurred this morning at the YMCA in White Plains. Police say that

White Plains police say a resident murdered a security guard before lighting himself on fire.

White Plains police say a resident murdered a security guard before lighting himself on fire. (8/31/13)

WHITE PLAINS - Police say two bodies were discovered this morning after a fire at the White Plains YMCA, and they are investigating the incident as a possible murder-suicide.

Police say that 68-year-old Michael Solomon, who had been a night guard at the YMCA for 20 years on Mamaroneck Avenue, was found with multiple stab wounds early Saturday morning.

The suspect  in the stabbing allegedly surprised Solomon while he was on duty at around 3:30 a.m. After allegedly killing Solomon, investigators say it apepars the suspect went up to his third-floor apartment and lit himself on fire. He was found dead.

Police say the two men had been fighting for years.

Seven firefighters who responded to the scene were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. All of the other residents in the building were safely evacuated and are currently being assisted by the Red Cross.

Police have not released the name of the suspect, but they say he had lived at the YMCA for years.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Kristina's Korner tracks the 1 Trending: "Dogs Purpose Abuse?"
Police say Adam Lanza shot 26 people to 2 Conn. gunman's family releases statement
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what they like 3 Word on the Street: Inauguration Day
Newburgh police began foot patrols on Broadway to 4 Newburgh police begin new foot-patrol route
European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, center, speaks 5 EU seeking to find 1 billion euro fund for Ebola

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE