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Police: Elmont man charged with attempted murder

Charles J. Miller Jr., of Elmont, is walked

Charles J. Miller Jr., of Elmont, is walked out of Nassau police headquarters in Mineola. Miller has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest, police said. (Aug. 13, 2012) Credit: Howard Schnapp

A 24-year-old Elmont man is under arrest, charged with attempted murder, after police said he stabbed another male in the neck, hands and leg outside a Burger King in Valley Stream on Sunday evening.

Charles J. Miller, Jr., of 1639 Empire St., was arrested after what Nassau County police described as a struggle with responding officers and was charged with second-degree attempted murder, fourth-degree possession of a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest. Police said a folding knife was recovered from Miller.

The incident occurred outside the Burger King restaurant on West Merrick Road at about 7:10 p.m. Sunday, police said.

Police said the incident was reported as a fight and said responding officers found the 26-year-old male victim with stab wounds to the neck, hands and leg. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition.

No other injuries were reported.

Police could not immediately say what led them to Miller.

Miller is scheduled for arraignment Monday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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