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Dispute Leads to Knife Attack in Hicksville

Cops: Argument over a key escalates; Wyandanch man charged.

Nassau County Police (Credit: Jason Molinet)
Nassau County Police (Credit: Jason Molinet)
A Wyandanch man was charged with robbery Saturday after a dispute over a padlock escalated into a knife attack in Hicksville.

Nilson Lagos Rivera, 19, was at his home on 3rd Street early Saturday when he became involved in a heated verbal argument with his friend over a bicycle pad lock key, Nassau Police said.

The two men had locked their bicycles together on a nearby street earlier in the evening, and the defendant wanted the key from the 28-year-old victim.

Before the victim could respond, the defendant picked up a kitchen knife from the counter and began slashing the victim with it. Rivera took the victim’s keys and ran off, police said.

The victim sustained multiple lacerations to his fingers, arms, head and shoulder and was taken to a local hospital by private auto. He was treated and released, according to police.

Police arrested Rivera later Saturday. He is being charged with first degree robbery and will be arraigned on Sunday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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