A Central Islip man was arrested for stabbing a man at a West Hempstead nightclub over the weekend, Nassau County police said.

Kareem Small, 34, got into an altercation with the 29-year-old victim at Rumor’s Night Club on Hempstead Turnpike when the suspect pulled out a black knife and stabbed the victim inside the club at 1:40 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Officers that responded to the scene found the victim outside suffering from a laceration to the right side of his body. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated.

Smalls was apprehended as he was seen leaving in a Chevrolet, police said. He was charged with assault and possession of a dangerous weapon.

He will be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of 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.