Suspect arrested in machete attack on 3 men outside Queens restaurant

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Monday, March 21, 2016

JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens (WABC) -- Police say they've arrested a suspect in the machete slashing of three men outside a Queens restaurant.

20-year-old Guillermo Torres is charged with assault and possession of a weapon.

He allegedly argued with the three victims over a woman inside the Cibao bar, and then left.

But police say he returned with the machete and hacked away at the men as they left the bar on Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights at 5 a.m. Sunday.

Police say a 32-year-old man suffered cuts to his head and back, a 20-year-old man to his wrist, and a 23-year-old victim was slashed on his head and hand.

The three were all taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital in Queens and listed in stable condition.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)