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Masked attacker fatally stabs man and woman on their way home


A masked attacker fatally stabbed a man and woman as they returned to their Brooklyn home Wednesday, police sources said.

The victims, a 65-year-old man and 59-year-old woman, were walking home on Winthrop St. near Nostrand Ave. in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Prospect when a man in a mask approached them at about 6:40 p.m., sources said.

He knifed them both in the neck and ran off.

Police arrived at the scene and found the man bleeding to death outside a three-story home on the street. The woman, cops said, was dead inside.

Medics rushed the man to Kings County Hospital, where he died just after 7 p.m., sources said.

Cops are looking into the possibility that the bloodshed was the result of a robbery gone wrong.