- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

MASTIC, N.Y. (AP) - Police say a clash over a move out of a Long Island apartment sparked a stabbing that injured two people.

The Suffolk County Police Department says some people were helping a woman move from a Mastic home when an argument erupted around noon Friday.

Police say 61-year-old David Schermerhorn stabbed two men involved in the move, 48-year-old Eric Romaine and 27-year-old Danny Douglas. Authorities termed the injuries non-life-threatening.

Schermerhorn is awaiting arraignment after being arrested on an assault charge.

Relatives of Schermerhorn and Romaine said the woman was moving out after a break-up with Schermerhorn’s wife’s son.

Schermerhorn’s wife, Connie, said he was defending his wife and daughter after they were attacked. Romaine’s wife, Jeanne, says the helpers were peacefully collecting the tenant’s belongings, threatened no one and were attacked.


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