Homeless man arrested for alleged machete attack at Merrick Road laundromat


A homeless man was arrested in connection with the assault of another man mangled with a machete at a laundromat on Merrick Road on March 14. 

Roberto Velasquez, 30, had allegedly slashed the man with a machete at the Laundry Palace at 15 W. Merrick Road at 2:09 a.m. The man was rushed to the nearest hospital and left in critical condition.  

Nassau County police shortly tracked down Velasquez and took him into custody. He is charged with attempted murder and assault and was arrainged at First District Court in Hempstead on March 15. 

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