Man's Arm Nearly Severed in Long Island Knife Attack: Police - NBC New York

Man's Arm Nearly Severed in Long Island Knife Attack: Police

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    Man's Arm Nearly Severed in Long Island Knife Attack: Police

    One man's arm was nearly severed and another man was injured after they were attacked with a large knife in a robbery early Friday morning on Long Island, police say. (Published Friday, Oct. 23, 2015)

    One man's arm was nearly severed and another man was injured after they were attacked with a large knife in a robbery early Friday on Long Island, police say.

    Officers responded to the scene on Oakland Avenue near Motor Parkway in Central Islip around 2 a.m.

    Police say the 25-year-old man who lives at the house was being dropped off by his friend, a 32-year-old man, when one or more suspects attacked them with a large knife, possibly a machete. 

    The 32-year-old was attacked through the driver's-side window of his car, and as he tried to defend himself, he was struck by the knife, nearly severing his arm under the elbow, police said. He was taken to Stony Brook Hospital, where he is undergoing surgery to reattach his arm. His condition is unknown.

    The 25-year-old was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay shore and was being treated for non-life threatening injuries to his face and arm.

    The suspect or suspects got away in an unknown vehicle with jewelry, a cellphone and cash, according to police.

    Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 631-854-8352.

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