Two suspects wanted for joining two others in attacking three men with machetes in New Cassel three weeks ago have been apprehended, Nassau County police said.

David Hernandez, 17, was arrested Saturday and Geovany Hernandez, 20, was taken into custody Sunday. Both are facing charges of attempted murder and assault.

Police said the four suspects, all of whom are from Westbury, attacked the victims, ages 35, 34 and 23, in front of La Casa Del Marisco restaurant on Old Country Road in New Cassel in the early morning hours of Sunday,  March 31.

The victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries to the face, neck and hands.

Miguel Flores, 22, and Jose Hernandez, 25, were arrested hours later, police said. They were each ordered held on $100,000 bail after being charged with gang assault and other counts.

David and Geovany Hernandez were both additionally charged with possession of a dangerous weapon. They will be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.