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Suspect arrested in Queens machete attack

Torres allegedly met the victims outside and slashed them repeatedly.

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Police have arrested a suspect who now faces assault and weapons charges stemming from a weekend machete attack outside a Queens restaurant.

Authorities have charged Guillermo Torres, 20, with three counts of assault and a weapon possession charge after he allegedly attacked three men with a machete, police reported.

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Around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, police said Torres got into an argument with three customers at the Cibao Bar and Restaurant at 104-22 Northern Blvd. He then left the restaurant but waited outside with a machete for the three men to leave.

When the trio departed, Torres allegedly slashed the victims repeatedly, causing serious injuries, authorities added.

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The three victims, aged 19, 22 and 32, were all taken to area hospitals in stable condition, according to officials.

 

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