Seventh Squad detectives report the arrest of a Massapequa man for an assault that occurred in Massapequa on Friday, 09/19/14 at 2:20 P.M.
According to detectives, Robert Ruggiero, 43, of 41 Orchard St., while in his residence located at 41 Orchard St., became involved in a verbal and physical altercation with a female victim, 28. The defendant threw the victim against a wall, grabbed her by then neck and then forcefully squeezed so as to obstruct her ability to breath. When the victim grabbed a knife for protection, the defendant pulled it from her hand and cut her on the wrist several times.
Nassau County Police Ambulance transported the victim, who sustained minor lacerations, to a local hospital for treatment.
Bureau of Special Operations police officers arrested the defendant at 5:50 P.M. without incident. Ruggiero is being charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession Weapon 3rd Degree, Criminal Obstruction Breathing and will be arraigned on Saturday, 09/20/14 in First District Court, Hempstead.