4 people hospitalized following pepper spray incident at Commack Marshalls

According to police, Carl Goode walked into Marshalls on Henry Street and released the spray into the air around 6:40 p.m.

Christine Amante

Sep 20, 2023, 9:46 AM

Updated 249 days ago


Police say a Bay Shore man was arrested for releasing pepper spray inside a Commack business on Tuesday night.
According to police, Carl Goode walked into the Marshalls on Henry Street and released the spray into the air around 6:40 p.m.
Goode was arrested near the location.
A total of eight people were evaluated at the scene, two were transported to the hospital.
Another person called 911 from their home and was transported to the hospital.
Both victims were treated and released.
Police say employees entering the store Wednesday morning at approximately 5 a.m. were affected by residue of the pepper spray that was released in the store. According to police, two women were transported to Huntington Hospital.
Goode, 57, was charged with unlawfully possessing or selling noxious material and criminal nuisance. He pleaded not guilty to possession of a noxious material.
Goode was denied bail because of an outstanding warrant for violating his parole.
Prosecutors say he has committed numerous other crimes.
Marshalls reopened to customers at around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Investigators have not said why Goode allegedly used prepper spray in the store.
Marshalls released a statement saying:
“At Marshalls, the safety of our Associates and customers is always a top priority. Following yesterday's incident, the Commack store will remain closed this morning while we take the necessary steps to inspect the store and validate the air quality. We hope to reopen later today. We appreciate the swift response of law enforcement and, as this is now a police matter, we would defer further comment to them."

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