Stabbing at Adventureland amusement park on Long Island leaves person seriously injured, police say

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Monday, July 8, 2024
Stabbing at Adventureland leaves person seriously injured, police say
Two families got into a confrontation at the park just before 5 p.m. Sunday, according to a park spokesperson.

EAST FARMINGDALE, Long Island (WABC) -- One person is in serious condition after a stabbing at Adventureland amusement park in East Farmingdale, Suffolk County Police say.

Two families got into a confrontation at the park just before 5 p.m. Sunday, according to a park spokesperson.

Park Safety responded to the scene and called in police and first responders.

The victim, 47-year-old James Burns, was taken to an area hospital in serious condition.

Daniel Tomasky, 42, was arrested.

He's now facing charges of assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Tomansky is set to appear in First District Court in Central Islip on Monday for his arraignment.

The park remained open after 8 p.m. once the scene was processed.

A statement from a park spokesperson reads in part,

"For more than 60 years, Adventureland has been providing Long Island families with a convenient, affordable and fun local destination. The safety and security of our visitors is our highest priority."

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