Man on Zoom call killed by son as others in meeting watched, police say

The victim's son fled and was arrested, police said. Multiple witnesses who had been on Zoom reported the attack, they said.

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By Dennis Romero

A man was fatally stabbed in front of virtual onlookers as he participated in a Zoom conference call Thursday afternoon, police on Long Island, New York, said.

Authorities received 911 calls from other participants on the call shortly after noon, Suffolk County police said in a statement.

Dwight Powers, 72, was in Amityville when he was fatally attacked. Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, his son, was arrested in the slaying.

The suspect fled and at some point jumped out a window, sustaining minor injuries, but he was collared in the area about an hour later, police said.

Scully-Powers was hospitalized, according to the statement. He faces a charge of second-degree murder, Suffolk County police said.

Because he was still being treated, Scully-Powers did not yet have a court date, they said.

Austin Mullen and Associated Press contributed.