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Queens Man Charged in Slashing Incident in Mount Kisco

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SlasherA Queens man was arrested by Westchester County Police over the weekend in connection to a New Year’s Day slashing at a house party in Mount Kisco.

Landy Leonardo-Monroy, 24, of 138-96 Jamaica Ave. was arrested on a felony assault charge at his residence on Saturday night by Detectives Joseph Donza and Ted Polant of the General Investigations Unit.  He was arraigned Sunday in Mount Kisco village court on a charge of Assault First-Degree and is being held without bail at the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla.

The incident occurred about 6 a.m. Friday after the victim, a Long Island man, attempted to prevent a fight from occurring at the party. The victim was struck in the head with a beer bottle and then slashed in the neck near his jugular vein after the bottle partially shattered.

The victim left the party on the West Street Extension and walked to Maple Avenue, where an acquaintance drove him to Northern Westchester Hospital Center. He was treated for a serious wound to his neck and was later transferred to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla for additional treatment.

County police were alerted to the incident by staff at Northern Westchester hospital, but the victim was initially uncooperative. He claimed he had been drinking at a local bar and was attacked by a man on a nearby street after he left. He also claimed he was not familiar with the area and could not identify the bar or the street where he said he was attacked.

Detectives interviewed the victim again about 4 p.m. Saturday following his release from the Westchester Medical Center. He then admitted he knew his attacker’s name but did not initially say so because he was fearful of retribution.

Subsequent investigation determined that Leonardo-Monroy lived in Queens and he was arrested there shortly before 9 p.m. on Saturday.

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