Laura Rahman and her daughter Sharmin, of 34-19 31st St., both suffered stab wounds to the face, head and neck and were taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition, said Officer George Jensen, a police spokesman.
The prime suspect, Rodrigo Ponce, 22, who lives in the basement apartment in the same building as the Rahmans, was involved in a tenant dispute and had been angry with the family, Jensen said.
Ponce is described as 5-foot-5 with brown hair and brown eyes and weighing about 135 pounds. He faces charges of attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. Police said they recovered a kitchen knife, which they suspect is the weapon, in the downstairs apartment.
At about 6:15 a.m., Ponce allegedly burst into the upstairs apartment after Rahman
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