Mastic, NY - January 1, 2016 - Suffolk County Police arrested a man after he stabbed two men in Mastic today.
Seventh Precinct patrol officers responded to 56 Mastic Boulevard after a 911 caller reported that that two people were stabbed at that location at approximately 12 noon today.
An investigation by Seventh Squad detectives revealed that an altercation occurred between several people who were assisting one of the residents move out of her apartment. During the altercation, Eric Romaine, 48, of Mastic Beach, was stabbed in the shoulder and Danny Douglas, 27, of Mastic Beach, was stabbed in the back. Their injuries have been determined to be non-life-threatening.
Romaine was transported via Mastic Ambulance Company to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue. Douglas was transported via Shirley Community Ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital.
David Schermerhorn, 61, of Mastic, was arrested and charged with Assault 2nd Degree. He is being held at the Seventh Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow at First District Court in Central Islip.
The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact the Seventh Squad at 631-852-8752 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
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