An argument between co-workers ended with the arrest of a Queens man after he picked up a pipe and hit another employee “several times” in the face and head, police said.
Mohamed H. Yacoob, 47, of 135th Street, Richmond Hill, was arrested after the incident Thursday at 12:40 a.m. and charged with first-degree assault and fourth-degree possession of a dangerous weapon.
He is scheduled for arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead, Nassau County police said.
Yacoob and the co-worker, whose identity was not released because he is a victim, became embroiled in “a verbal argument” while working at Long Island Fire Doors on Harbor Park Drive in Port Washington, police said.
The argument escalated, police said, and Yacoob “picked up a metal pipe” and struck the co-worker “several times.” The victim was taken to a hospital in serious condition, police said.
His prognosis was not known.
It was not immediately clear if Yacoob was represented by counsel.