Queens fatal knife fight leads to arrest of Maspeth man

NEW YORK, NY – A knife fight between two men in Forest Hills resulted in Gerald Moreno, 30, of Queens, losing his life.

Moreno and another man were involved in an altercation on January 27 during which both men pulled knives and attacked each other. Moreno sustained a stab wound to the chest as a result of the altercation.

At around 11 pm that night, police responded to the scene of the fight after receiving 911 calls regarding a disturbance. Moreno was treated by EMS at the scene and transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in critical condition.

Police arrested 27-year-old Nicholas Loiacono of Maspeth and charged him with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

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Sadly, on Saturday, Moreno died from his injuries. Further charges could be pending against Loiacono. He was arrested by police from the NYPD’s 112th Precinct Tuesday evening.