Balcony-climbing burglar stabs man to loss of life in Queens

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The NYPD is investigating a bizarre murder in Queens when a home invasion turned deadly and ended with a man stabbed to death.

According to Lice, Yang Zhang, 35, climbed from balcony to balcony of a house on 57th Road early Sunday morning and broke into a third-floor apartment.

At the time, authorities said he repeatedly stabbed 41-year-old Yat Wong, killing him.

Wong’s wife was reportedly at the home at the time, but ran out when Zhang broke in. Neighbors said they heard screams from next door.

When police arrived at the scene around 2 a.m., they said they found Zhang and had to taser him to overpower him.

Wong was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

Police say it’s unclear if the two men knew each other.

Zhang faces charges of second-degree murder, burglary and criminal possession of weapons.