N. Babylon man accused of assaulting woman

A North Babylon man was arraigned on attempted assault and weapons charges Saturday for allegedly attacking a woman in a Syosset parking lot.

According to authorities, 27-year-old Robert McGaughey asked out a 21-year-old friend, who rejected him. That is when police say McGaughey pushed the woman against the car and punched her.

McGaughey then allegedly slashed the woman's tires with a knife and tried to stab her, but missed.

Prosecutors say McGaughey is a registered Level 1 sex offender who was arrested last week for trespassing.

Bail for McGaughey's release was set at $7,500. He's due back in court July 14.

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