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Bethpage Man Attacks, Throws Social Worker On Floor During Evaluation, Police Say

Richard Schipani
Richard Schipani Photo Credit: Nassau County Police

A Bethpage man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a social worker while being evaluated at the Social Services building in East Garden City.

The attack took place around 9:35 a.m., Tuesday, July 16, at the Nassau County Social Services building at 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., said the Nassau County Police.

According to Third Squad detectives, Richard Schipani, 63, was being evaluated by a social worker when he became combative and threw the female victim to the floor. 

While the victim was on the floor he began punching her multiple times in the head and chest area, police said.

After a brief struggle with the responding officers, Schipani was arrested.

 The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Schipani was charged with assault and resisting arrest. 

He was arraigned on Wednesday, July 17, in Hempstead.

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