According to detectives, William O. Diaz, 23 of 225 Brooklyn Avenue was involved in a verbal argument with two male neighbors ages 18 and 24 in front of his residence. The argument escalated and Diaz stabbed the 18 year old male with a metal landscape rod causing a laceration to his abdomen. He then struck the second male in the head causing a laceration. Both victims were transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Third Precinct officers responded and placed Diaz under arrest without incident.
Diaz is charged with two counts of Assault 2nd degree and one count of Possession of a Dangerous Weapon 4th degree. He will be arraigned on Friday, April 29, 2016 at First District Court in Hempstead.