PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (PIX11) — A machete-wielding man attacked a Dick’s Sporting Goods employee and two more people on Long Island Friday afternoon, police said Saturday.
Treyvius Tunstall asked about buying rifles at a branch of Dick’s Sporting Goods on Sunrise Highway near Gateway Boulevard in Patchogue around 3:15 p.m., police said. He showed an ID to the store employee but pulled it back afterward, according to authorities.
Tunstall then moved to another area in the store, pulled out a machete and attacked an uninvolved worker, police said. The employee suffered severe lacerations from the attack and was taken by EMS to a hospital for treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
As Tunstall ran off from the store, he attacked a customer with the machete as well as another innocent bystander in the parking lot, officials said. They were both treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Tunstall was charged with several counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon. His arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip was scheduled on Saturday.