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Two arrested in Franklin Square stabbing


Two suspects were recently arrested in connection with a stabbing that occurred in Franklin Square on Dec. 31.

According to Nassau County police, officers responded to a call at 8 p.m. that night about a man stabbed on Franklin Avenue. When they arrived, a 17-year-old male victim said he was in his car when he was approached by several unknown suspects who started to bang on his door, demanding that he open it. The victim complied, and was slashed across his face and stabbed in the back. The suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Following an investigation, Rachel Belizaire, 18, of North Valley Stream, and Kendly Fleurentine, 23, of Brooklyn, were arrested. They are charged with second-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault.

Belizaire was arraigned on Jan. 2, and Fleurentine is scheduled to be arraigned at the First District Court in Hempstead on Jan. 8.