NCPD: Hempstead Man Arrested After Assaulting Two Men with Pepper Spray, Screwdriver

Mohamed Samkabba, 37, was involved in a dispute with two other males who had all attended a family wedding in Far Rockaway, police say.

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NCPD reports the arrest of Mohamed Samkabba of Hempstead, 37, for an assualt that occurred on Sunday, August, 27.

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Baldwin, NY - August 29, 2017 - First Squad detectives report the arrest of a Hempstead man for an incident that occurred on Sunday, August, 27, 2017 at 3:10 am in Baldwin.
According to detectives, Mohamed Samkabba, 37, was involved in an earlier dispute with two other males, ages 31 and 47, who had all attended a family wedding in Far Rockaway. Samkabba, while in his car, continually followed the brothers who had left the wedding in their vehicle until both cars pulled into a Municipal parking lot on Grand Avenue and Edward Street. Samkabba then confronted the 37 year old, pepper sprayed him in the eyes and proceeded to stab him in the ear with a screwdriver. The 41 year old, who attempted to render aid to his brother, was then pepper sprayed as well. 
Samkabba then entered his car, drove northbound on Grand Avenue and abruptly stopped at the corner of N. William Street where a First Precinct officer on an unrelated assignment was stopped. Samkabba exited his vehicle and stated to the officer that he had been jumped. Moments later the injured 37 year old, who was bleeding from his ear, approached the officer on foot and advised him of what had just transpired. As Samkabba was being placed into custody the 41 year old victim, who was obviously suffering from the effects of pepper spray, arrived and confirmed the actions of Samkabba. Samkabba was then found to have a large canister of pepper spray in his possession.
Both brothers were then transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Samkabba is charged with Assault 1st Degree, two (2) counts of Assault 2nd Degree, two (2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree and Unlawfully Possessing or Selling a Noxious Material. He will be arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on 8/28/2017. 
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