A 91-year-old woman was found dead and her son taken into custody after police were called to the woman’s Brooklyn home for a report of an assault, police said.
Petrina Masotto was unresponsive when officers arrived at her Gravesend home on 26th Avenue at about 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, police said. Masotto was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her 55-year-old son was taken into custody and then brought to Coney Island Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
The Office of Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.