A 32-year-old man was arrested Monday, charged with assault and weapon possession, after he stabbed two men during an argument on a street in Hempstead, police said.

Marvin Mejia, of 12 Elk Court, Hempstead, was charged with first-degree and second-degree assault, as well as with fourth-degree possession of a dangerous weapon, after being taken into custody at a hospital -- where he was being treated for a head laceration, Nassau police said.

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Police said Mejia suffered the wound when one of the victims struck him in the head with a belt "while trying to protect himself" in the stabbing.

The incident occurred on Main Street at 1:50 a.m.

Police identified the victims only as 32-year-old and 38-year-old men and said both were stabbed in the abdomen.

Both were taken to a hospital by private auto and were treated for puncture wounds, police said. Police said both were in stable condition.

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Mejia is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead.