Hempstead man arrested for stabbing in Baldwin


A Hempstead man was arrested for an incident that occurred in Baldwin on Sunday, Aug, 27.

According to police, Mohamed Samkabba, 37, was involved in a dispute with two brother, ages 31 and 47, who had all attended a family wedding in Far Rockaway.

The conflict escalated as Samkabba, while in his car, continually followed the brothers who had left the wedding in their vehicle. When both cars pulled into a Municipal parking lot on Grand Avenue and Edward Street, Samkabba confronted the 37-year-old, pepper sprayed him in the eyes and proceeded to stab him in the ear with a screwdriver.

The 41-year-old attempted to aid his brother, but was then pepper sprayed as well. Samkabba then reentered his car, drove northbound on Grand Avenue and stopped at the corner of N. William Street where a First Precinct officer on an unrelated assignment was stopped. He exited his vehicle and told the officer that he had been jumped. Moments later the injured 37-year-old, who was bleeding from his ear, approached the officer on foot and advised him of what had just happened. As Samkabba was being placed into custody the 41-year-old victim, who was still suffering from the effects of the pepper spray, arrived and confirmed the actions of Samkabba, who was subsequently found to have a large canister of pepper spray in his possession.

Both brothers were then transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Samkabba is charged with Assault 1st Degree, two counts of 2nd Degree Assault, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree and Unlawfully Possessing or Selling a Noxious Material. He was arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on Monday.