Second Suspect Charged in Machete Attack at Long Island Park: Source

The arrest comes after three teens were attacked at Hempstead Lake State Park on May 23

A second suspect has been arrested after three teens were attacked and stabbed with a machete and knife at a Long Island park last month, a law enforcement source told NBC 4 New York.

An 18-year-old man was arrested in the May 23 attack in Hempstead Lake State Park, the source said. The arrest comes two weeks after authorities arrested a first of six attackers, all thought to be in the MS-13 street gang.

Three teens were walking on a trail along the softball and lacrosse fields at the park that day when they were set on by several attackers. One of the attackers had a machete and another had a knife, sources said at the time. 

One of the attackers might've been as young as seven years old, sources said after the attack. 

At least one teenage victims was stabbed and left in critical condition in the apparently gang-related attack, according to sources. The other three teens had minor injuries.

The park frequently hosts recreational youth leagues.

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