A man has been accused of stabbing a 24-year-old woman and beating a witness who tried to help her with a baseball bat in Westbury over the weekend, Nassau County police said.

Luis Andrade, 56, was charged with assault and possession of a dangerous weapon.

Police said the New Cassel man first stabbed the woman with a kitchen knife in the abdomen as she exited a building in Westbury at 11:30 p.m. Friday.

A 40-year-old man who witnessed the stabbing and tried help the victim was allegedly attacked by Andrade with a metal baseball bat.

Both victims were taken to the Nassau University Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A judge set bail for Andrade at $50,000 bond or $25,000 cash. He is due back in court Tuesday.



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