A 36-year-old Freeport man was arrested Saturday, accused of striking another man on the hand with a machete after the victim and several other males attacked him, Nassau County police said.

Alfred Santiago, of 45 Broadway, was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the assault that occurred at 9:04 p.m. on Saturday in front of 90B Broadway in Freeport.

Santiago was held on $5,000 bond or $2,500 cash bail at his arraignment Sunday in First District Court in Hempstead. He is due back in court July 8 in Mineola.

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According to detectives, Santiago was involved in a physical altercation with several males. After getting kicked several times by his assailants the defendant went home, retrieved the machete and went back to the same location, police said.

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Police said Santiago found one of the males who had kicked him earlier, then struck him on the hand with the machete.

The 23-year-old victim, who was cut on his hand, was taken to a hospital for treatment. No other injuries were reported.