Hunt on for suspect in road rage machete attack

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November 27, 2012 8:54:06 AM PST
Nassau County police are searching for a man wanted in a road rage machete attack Tuesday.

The incident began just before 9 a.m. Monday in Roosevelt.

Police say the 25-year-old victim was operating his vehicle southbound on West Greenwich Avenue when he was cut off by an unknown male Hispanic driving a black Nissan Sentra.

Accurding to authorities, both drivers exited their vehicles and an altercation ensued. The suspect allegedly displayed a machete and struck the victim in the right wrist.

The victim drove himself to an area hospital, where he was treated for severed tendons.

The suspect fled the scene in his car. He is described as approximately 5-foot-5 with a heavy build, and he was last seen wearing a dark wool hat and hooded sweatshirt.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

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