Man arrested in South Farmingdale stabbing

The Nassau County police investigate a stabbing of

The Nassau County police investigate a stabbing of a man in his 40s at Roberts Street and Fallwood Parkway in South Farmingdale at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. (July 10, 2013) (Credit: Paul Mazza)

An ongoing dispute between two families, reignited during a chance meeting at a gas station, resulted in a 49-year-old man being stabbed Wednesday night in South Farmingdale, Nassau County police said.

Police said the victim, whose identity was not released, was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries. The extent of those injuries was not disclosed.

The other man, identified as Christopher Rios, 23, of 92 Linden St., Massapequa, was arrested not long after the stabbing near Fallwood Parkway and Roberts Street in South Farmingdale, police said. He faces charges of first-degree assault at arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.


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Police said Rios and the victim's son have been involved in an ongoing dispute and said that was reignited when the victim and Rios bumped into each other at a gas station earlier on Wednesday. The two had a "verbal altercation" at that time, police said, adding that Rios then went to the victim's home at about 8:45 p.m. -- the victim exiting his home to get embroiled in an argument.

During that dispute, police said, Rios stabbed the victim "multiple times" with an unknown object. He then fled.

The nature of the ongoing dispute was not known.

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