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Cops: Cedarhurst man stabbed father, punched mother, set other house on fire

The man, 21, hid in a garage for several hours before starting a fire that engulfed a First Street residence, police say.

Brian Alejo has been charged with second-degree attempted

Brian Alejo has been charged with second-degree attempted murder, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and several assault charges, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

A Cedarhurst man stabbed his father, punched his mother and then hid in a nearby house garage before setting it on fire early Saturday, Nassau County police said.

Brian Alejo, 21, of Oakland Avenue, was arrested and charged with second-degree attempted murder, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and several assault charges, police said.

At his arraignment Sunday in First District Court in Hempstead, Alejo's case was continued until Wednesday, according to court records. An order of protection was issued against Alejo, and he was remanded back to custody, records show.

Police said Alejo was at his home arguing with his parents around 1:10 a.m. Saturday when he attacked his father with a sharp object, stabbing him multiple times.

He then punched his mother and fled to a home on First Street, where he hid in the garage for several hours before starting a fire that engulfed the entire residence, police said.

Officers said Alejo later turned himself in to police and was placed under arrest. He then made an escape attempt, and several officers restrained him, Nassau police reported.

Alejo's parents were taken to a hospital and treated for their injuries. Police said no injuries were reported in the house fire.

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