The Third Squad reports an Assault Arrest that occurred on Friday, June 2, 2023, at 3:08pm in New Cassel.According to Detectives, at approximately 11:21am Defendant Pedro Hernandez, 42, of 355 Siegel Street New Cassel was on Union Avenue when he became involved in a verbal argument with a male acquaintance. The defendant escalated the argument by striking the male victim, 39, in the head with a silver metal pipe, causing a severe laceration to the top right side of his head and then fled the scene. Officers investigated the incident, and the victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment of his injuries.At approximately 2:50pm, Officers located Defendant Pedro Hernandez in front of 851 Prospect Avenue and at 3:08pm placed him into custody without incident. The Defendant was found to be in possession of a white rock like substance believed to be crack cocaine.Defendant Pedro Hernandez is charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. He will be arraigned on Saturday, June 3, 2023, in First District Court 99 Main Street Hempstead.