Police: 18-year-old arrested for slashing woman at Roosevelt Field Mall

Verlain Beauge was arraigned Wednesday on assault and weapon charges.

Antoinette Biordi

Jun 7, 2023, 9:54 AM

Updated 348 days ago

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Police say an 18-year-old man has been arrested following a slashing at Roosevelt Field Mall.
As News 12 has reported, a woman was walking in the mall Monday when she was struck in the face. Police say she then noticed a knife in the suspect's hand.
Police tell News 12 Verlain Beauge, of Williston Park, was arrested Tuesday evening. He was arraigned Wednesday on assault and weapon charges.
Police say Beauge was arrested two other times this year, once for unauthorized use of a vehicle, and another time for criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Police and court documents say the woman was slashed across her left cheek with a 9-inch knife and needed over 70 stitches.
Nassau County police would not elaborate on a motive for the attack, saying only that it was targeted.
Beauge was released without bail.
This incident was the latest in a long line of crimes at the mall recently.
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman says they continue to increase patrols at the shopping center.


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