Westbury, L.I. Bar Employee Accused Of Slashing Patron

WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Westbury, Long Island bar employee stood charged Sunday with slashing a patron during a fight.

Nassau County police said Robert A. Skinner, 45, of Uniondale – an employee at His and Hers Bar at 259 Post Ave. in Westbury, was in a fight with a 53-year-old male patron.

They walked outside to the rear of the bar, where Skinner allegedly punched the man and slashed him with a knife – causing a minor cut, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment, while Skinner was arrested at the scene, police said.

Skinner was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the incident, police said. Police also learned that Skinner had been wanted in a 2012 warrant for obstruction of governmental administration, police said.

Skinner was set to be arraigned on Sunday in Nassau County First District Court in Hempstead, police said.

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