Man arrested in Great Neck stabbing

Gerzon Hernandez, 19, of Great Neck, was charged

Gerzon Hernandez, 19, of Great Neck, was charged with assault and possession of a dangerous weapon. He faces arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead, police said. (Aug. 22, 2013) (Credit: NCPD)

A Great Neck man is under arrest, charged with stabbing another man multiple times, possibly with a screwdriver, underneath a gazebo Monday evening in Great Neck Park.

Gerzon Hernandez, 19, of 61 Van Nostrand Ave., was charged with second-degree assault and fourth-degree possession of a dangerous weapon. He faces arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead, police said.

Nassau County police said Hernandez approached the 24-year-old victim as he sat underneath the gazebo at about 9:30 p.m. Monday -- and said the two soon began to argue. During that argument, the victim was stabbed "several times" with a weapon, possibly a screwdriver, police said.


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Police said Hernandez then fled on foot westbound on Arrandale Avenue. It was not clear if the two men knew each other -- and it was not known what triggered the argument.

The extent of the injuries suffered by the victim was not immediately known. The status of his recovery also was not immediately known Thursday.

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