New York City EMS worker is arrested after he was fatally stabbed

Police said that a man was arrested for the stabbing death of a veteran firefighter in New York City.

Peter Zisopoulos (34) was charged with murder concerning the attack on EMS Lt. Alison Russo–Elling. Police said in a press release.

Authorities said Russo Elling was on duty when she was attacked near her station in Queens’ Astoria Section.

According to police, Russo Elling, 61, was going to a corner shop to buy food when Zisopoulos stabbed her multiple. She was taken to the hospital and declared dead.

Police said that Zisopoulos ran to an apartment nearby and barricaded himself in. He didn’t have an attorney to comment on the charges. After being talked to, he was finally allowed to leave.

Investigating the motive behind the stabbing is underway

Russo–Elling was a city employee for over 25 years. She was also among the first to respond at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, Laura Kavanagh, Acting Fire Commissioner, stated at a Thursday news conference.

Kavanagh stated that Kavanagh cited her multiple times for her courage and life-saving efforts. “And she was loved on this job.”

Eric Adams, the Mayor, released a statement saying that his heart was with her family, her fellow EMS personnel, and all New Yorkers who lost a truly remarkable woman to a senseless act of violence. As we mourn the loss of Lt. Russo Elling, the City of New York will also remember her bravery and dedication to service.