March 21, 2016 Staff Report
A machete wielding man has been arrested after leaving three victims in critical condition following a verbal dispute in a Northern Blvd bar early Sunday, according to police.
Guillermo Torres, 20, from East Elmhurst, got into a verbal dispute with three men inside of Cibao Bar and Restaurant, located at 104-22 Northern Blvd, on Sunday at 4:30 am.
Torres then left the location, came back with a machete and waited outside for the victims, according to police. He then used the weapon to repeatedly slash the victims, causing severe injuries.
He sliced the first victim, a 19-year-old man, on his left shoulder, according to police. The victim also fractured his left wrist, police said.
He also sliced the second victim, a 32-year-old man, in his left shoulder.
The third victim, a 22-year-old male, suffered lacerations on his forehead, left ring finger and left pinky, according to police.
The first two victims were taken to Booth Memorial Hospital in stable condition, while the third victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.
Torres faces three counts of assault in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon, according to the NYPD.