A Massapequa man was arrested for assault on Friday, Sept. 19 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.
The Bureau of Special Operations police officers arrested the defendant at 5:50 p.m. Ruggiero is being charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession Weapon 3rd Degree, Criminal Obstruction Breathing and was arraigned on Saturday, Sept. 20 in First District Court, Hempstead.