Michael Brea — an actor who appeared on the ABC hit Ugly Betty and the dance flick Step-Up 3-D — was taken into custody Tuesday morning in Brooklyn for allegedly killing his mother with a 3-foot long samurai sword, TMZ reports.
Michael has been accused of chopping his mother’s head off with a samurai sword while screaming biblical passages, according to the police, via TMZ, who say the scene was “extremely bloody.”
The victim has been identified as 55-year-old Yannick Brea. She was dead when officers arrived at the scene at 2:20 a.m this morning.
Cops found a hysterical Michael holding a bible, TMZ reports. A taser was needed to calm the actor before he was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
“I hear the brother chasing her [his mother] through the house and he’s just saying a bunch of [Bible] passages like, ‘Repent, Repent, Repent,’ ” a neighbor told WPIX 11.
The neighbor continued, “I heard him chasing her through the house and I hear a loud scream and so I have my father call the cops, call 911.”
Michael has not been formally charged or arrested at this time, but will be taken to the NYPD after his psychiatric evaluation is complete.
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