A Long Island man has been charged after attacking a woman with a fork and a steak knife Friday night, police said.
Thomas W. Cummings, 47, knocked on the door of his neighbor’s apartment on Rose St. in Freeport around 9:45 p.m., detectives said.
When she opened the door, Cummings pushed his way in and stabbed her on her left arm and right hand with a fork he was carrying, according to police.
A man who was in the apartment entered the kitchen, allowing the woman to escape to a hallway, according to detectives. Cummings took a steak knife from a drawer, chased the woman down the hallway and slashed her back and stabbed her in the arm.
Cummings fled the scene and returned to his apartment where he was located by authorities and placed under arrest, according to police.
The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment for her injuries, police said. Further details about her condition were not immediately available.
Cummings has been charged with two counts of burglary, one count of assault and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
There was no information available as to whether Cummings has obtained a lawyer who could comment on the charges.
Cummings will be arraigned on Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.