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Police: Deer Park Man Charged in Box Cutter Slashing at Bar

A Deer Park man slashed a Florida man with a box cutter during a fight at a Central Islip bar early Saturday morning, police said. 

The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. at Mi Encanto, located at 65 Carleton Avenue. Police say that during an altercation between two groups of men, Wilson Martinez, 24, slashed Jose Rivera with a box cutter.  

Rivera, 29, of Deerfield Beach, Fl., suffered injuries on his torso from his shoulder to his waist. He was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore with non-life threatening injuries, police said.  

Martinez left the scene, but was soon arrested by Third Precinct officers, police said. He is charged with first degree assault and is being held on $7,500 cash bail following an arraignment Saturday. 


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