Jury convicts man who slashed NYPD detective from LI with meat cleaver

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The man accused of attacking an NYPD detective from Suffolk with a meat cleaver was found guilty Monday.

Akram Joudeh slashed Detective Brian O'Donnell in 2016, leaving a 6-inch gash on his face. O'Donnell is from Northport.

He was off-duty when he tried to help detain Joudeh near Penn Station.

Officers fired 18 shots at Joudeh hitting him twice during the arrest.

Joudeh will be sentenced on Dec. 6 on attempted murder charges.

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