Fire at 578 First St,, Cedarhurst. Photo credit: Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department

A Cedarhurst man was arrested for attempted murder after an incident Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:10 a.m. in Cedarhurst.

According to Nassau County Police detectives, the suspect, Brian Alejo, 21, of 515 Oakland Ave., Cedarhurst, became involved in an argument with his parents at his home and attacked his father with an edged weapon, resulting in the victim suffering multiple stab wounds.

Attempted murder and arson suspect Brian Alejo of Cedarhurst.

Alejo then allegedly punched his mother before fleeing his house on foot. Both victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment.

The suspect fled to a residence on First Street in Cedarhurst where hid in a garage for several hours before starting a fire. Alejo fled the scene as the fire soon engulfed the entire residence and partially damaged a nearby residence. All occupants from both residences were able to safely escape the fire. No injuries reported at scene.

Later that night, Alejo turned himself in at the Nassau County Police Fourth Precinct. While under arrest, he attempted to escape custody and had to be restrained by several officers.

Alejo is charged with attempted murder 2nd degree, assault 1st degree, assault 3rd degree, arson 2nd degree, arson 4th degree, criminal possession of a weapon 4th degree and attempted escape 1st degree. He was arraigned on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in first district court, Hempstead.

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