Joseph DiGennaro, 25, of Farmingdale, was arrested and charged with...

Joseph DiGennaro, 25, of Farmingdale, was arrested and charged with assault after an altercation early Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, that injured an employee of That Meetball Place in Farmingdale. Credit: NCPD

A 25-year-old Farmingdale man was arrested and charged with assault after punching and stabbing a restaurant worker who tried to get him to leave, Nassau police said Saturday.

Joseph DiGennaro “was involved in a disturbance” at the restaurant, That Meetball Place in Farmingdale, at 2:38 a.m., the police said in a statement.

The worker, a 39-year old man, was taken to a hospital after DiGennaro punched him in the face and stabbed him twice in the back with a four-inch knife, the statement said.

DiGennaro, who was arrested “without incident” at the restaurant, also was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

His arraignment is set for Dec. 18 at the First District Court in Hempstead, police said.

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