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Knife-Wielding Home Health Aide Menaces Couple In Oceanside, Police Say

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A home health aide allegedly went into the home of a couple in Oceanside and menaced them with a knife, according to police.

On Sunday, July 21 at 9:50 a.m., a 28-year-old woman, who is employed as a home health aide, rang the doorbell at the home of her male patient, 64, multiple times, said police.

The patient’s wife, 68, reportedly opened the door and allegedly saw that the woman was armed with a large kitchen knife, according to police.

The aide went in the house and the woman went to a neighbor’s house to call the police, Nassau County police said.

The woman went back to her house after notifying the police to make sure her 98-year-old mother and 94-year-old father were safe, according to police.

The aide allegedly waved the knife at the victims, locked the front door and told the victims they were not allowed to leave, police said.

The medical patient reportedly began to have difficulty breathing and the health aide began to question her patient’s severe medical condition, according to police.

When police arrived and located the aide they investigated and arrested Cathy Thompson of Queens, Nassau County police said.

She is charged with four counts of unlawful imprisonment, four counts of second-degree menacing,  endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Thompson will be arraigned when medically practical, said police.

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