Daniel St. Hubert was taken into custody Wednesday night for the stabbing of two young children in Brooklyn. NY1’s Ruschell Boone spoke to neighbors, some of whom saw the suspect just minutes before his arrest. She filed the following report.
A very soft-spoken Jean Boursiquot says he didn't know Daniel St. Hubert was a wanted man when he confronted him just hours before his arrest.
St. Hubert is the son of Boursiquot's landlord.
Boursiquot says the two men were in her house Wednesday, St. Hubert lying on the couch, when she asked him to tell her son to leave.
Boursiquot says she was afraid to confront him herself, but she didn't want him to miss a meeting she believed he had with his parole officer.
St. Hubert had served time for attempting to kill her.
“She looked like she was scared the way she was talking to me and I said ‘No problem’ and I said ‘Man, get off your butt and go to your [expletive deleted] parole officer.’ excuse my language and then he said, Eh.” He was sleeping,” Boursiquot said.
Boursiquot says St. Hubert left shortly afterward.
“He got up off the sofa then I see him look out the door and be able to see if there is police over here. I said hmm okay you go to take care of business,” Boursiquot said.
St. Hubert was arrested a few hours later.
“The street was filled with at leaset 50 detectives and about 10 or 12 unmarked police vehicles and I didn't know what was going on and then I look on the sidewalk and I see them marching the suspect up the street on the sidewalk and he had handcuffs and shackles on and they took him and placed him into the police car vehicle,” said neighbor Michael Dowery.
St. Hubert was apprehended a block away from his mother’s home.
"He wasn't acting strange,” said neighbor Walter Asemote. “Nothing. That's why I was so shocked. You know 15 minute later I saw the cops undercovers. They're all parking in different angles. I was like what's going on around here? Then later I saw the news that this was the same guy I spoke to 15 minutes before the police came.”
And that confusion was echoed by many who can't believe their quiet neighborhood has a connection to such a brutal crime.