Hempstead Stabbing Leaves Man Dead

A 39-year-old Freeport man was stabbed to death outside of a bar in Hempstead over the weekend, Nassau County police said.

Three men attacked Rolando Cruz after an argument escalated in front of El Nuevo bar on Fulton Avenue at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, police said.

The victim, who was taken to a local hospital, was pronounced dead shortly later.

Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this case to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.

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