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Man Fatally Stabs Co-Worker At Long Island Restaurant, Police Say

David Jimenez Salazar
David Jimenez Salazar Photo Credit: Nassau County Police

An employee at a Long Island restaurant has been charged for fatally stabbing a co-worker during an altercation, police announced.

The incident happened around 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, July 16 in Hicksville, Nassau County Police said.

Eighth Precinct officers responded to La Candela Peruvian Restaurant located at 495 South Broadway for a report of a male victim bleeding. 

Upon arrival, it was determined the  David Jimenez Salazar, 22, of Farmingdale, was involved in the altercation with the male coworker, according to police. 

The altercation escalated and the Salazar stabbed the 37-year-old man in the neck with a piece of broken glass, said police.

Salazar was placed into custody without further incident. 

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by a Nassau County Police Medic. 

The victim’s identification is being withheld pending family notification.

Salazar has been charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He is due to be arraigned on Friday, July 17 in Mineola.

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