A New Cassel man has been arrested and charged with assault after allegedly stabbing a man in the chest Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The incident occurred in New Cassel at 5:50 p.m, where two men were arguing near 846 Prospect Ave.
Police said Emilio Cruz-Yanes, 59, stabbed the unidentified male victim, 50, in the chest and fled the scene.
Officers arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation.
Cruz-Yanes was arrested without incident and charged with first-degree assault after an investigation. He will be arraigned on Wednesday at First District Court, Hempstead.