Man throws self in front of train after fatal attack

Police investigate the fatal stabbing of a 43-year-old woman in Maspeth Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Ellis Kaplan
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MASPETH — A 43-year-old Maspeth woman was stabbed to death in her apartment Tuesday by a man who cops believe later threw himself in front of a Long Island Rail Road train, police said.

Maureen Biermann was pronounced dead at Wyckoff Hospital in Brooklyn, according to a statement released by the NYPD late Tuesday.

Police identified the suspect as 33-year-old James Peck of Glendale.

Officers had responded at about 6 a.m. to a report of an assault at 56th Street near Arnold Avenue and found Biermann inside with a stab wound to the neck, police said. Outside and to the back of the house, they also found a 22-year-old man with multiple stab wounds in the back, police said.

The New York Post reported the assailant was the woman’s boyfriend and the injured man was the woman’s stepson.

After the attack, the assailant was struck by a westbound train near Fresh Pond Road and Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village, police said.

The 22-year-old man was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and listed in stable condition, police said.

Posted 12:07 am, December 21, 2011
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Jimmy P from Glendale says:
Too bad he didn't throw himself in front of the train before he destroyed everyones lives.
Dec. 22, 2011, 1:33 am
mike ponytail from ridgewood says:
only the good die young
rest in peace Mo
Dec. 22, 2011, 9:53 am
Jessica from Manhattan says:
Agreed with Jimmy P. Should of taken his FIRST. Douchebag.
Dec. 22, 2011, 8:58 pm
brian from woodhaven says:
good bye maureen, you will always be missed....
Dec. 23, 2011, 6:15 pm
Mad Mike from Middle Village says:
Maureen, you are missed. Mellisa, good thoughts only about your mom. This guy not worth dwelling on. Bad news from the first time I met him. Judgement day for him. And heaven is a better place with your mom there.
Dec. 23, 2011, 11:36 pm
s from long island says:
How is the young man who was also stabbed
Dec. 26, 2011, 2:25 pm
Brian from MV says:
Reast in peace Maureen! James Peck is a dirtbag!
Dec. 27, 2011, 2:59 pm
Trish arnold from middle village,Ny says:
OMG my deepest condolences go out to maureen's family especially her daughter.Such devasting news am deeply saddened to learn of this just a few days ago.Maureen when i first met u in oct of 2011 at p.j. pub i was absolutely taken by your warmth embrace and your genuiness i will never forget the beautiful smile and ur captivating presence god bless sweetheart I will miss you:( i hope that son of a evil bastard is rotting in hell!!!!
March 12, 2012, 1:35 pm

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