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Fistfuls of Blood

Nab B’wick Man For R’wood Beating

Police collared a Bushwick man shortly after he allegedly assaulted two men with a sharp object on a Ridgewood street during a dispute last Saturday morning, Mar. 22, it was reported.

Law enforcement agents identified the perpetrator as 24-yearold Johhny Padilla of Bleecker Street.

The two victims were treated at an area hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening, authorities said.

Reportedly, the attack occurred at about 4:23 a.m. last Saturday in front of a location on Seneca Avenue near Gates Avenue.

Police said Padilla allegedly became embroiled in an argument with the two men, ages 33 and 21 respectively.

According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, Padilla allegedly struck one of the victims in the face with his fist while clenching an unidentified sharp object.

Reportedly, the suspect then turned to the other victim, threw him to the ground and punched him repeatedly about the face and body with the loaded fist.

Following the attack, Padilla allegedly fled in an unknown direction, authorities noted.

Both victims were taken by private transport to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center. According to the criminal complaint, the second victim suffered a laceration to his jaw and neck that required surgery to close.

Officers from the 104th Precinct were alerted to the incident and conducted a search of the surrounding area. Based on information obtained during a preliminary investigation, the officers tracked down Padilla a short distance from the crime scene.

After being positively identified as the alleged attacker, authorities noted, Padilla was booked by P.O. Mark Bublin of the 104th Precinct on charges of second- and third-degree assault.

Court records indicated Padilla was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court later that day before Judge Michele Armstrong, who released him without bail. He is scheduled to return to court on Apr. 11.

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