News Queens man arrested after workplace pipe attack, cops say Mohamed H. Yacoob, 47, of Richmand Hill, was arrested and charged with assault after he struck a male co-worker with a metal pipe on April 14, 2016, Nassau County police said. Photo Credit: NCPD By John Valenti firstname.lastname@example.org April 14, 2016 2:21 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email 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. By John Valenti email@example.com John Valenti, a reporter at Newsday since 1981, has been honored nationally by the Associated Press and Society of the Silurians for investigative, enterprise and breaking news reporting, as well as column writing, and is the author of “Swee'pea,” a book about former New York playground basketball star Lloyd Daniels. Valenti is featured in the Emmy Award-winning ESPN 30-for-30 film “Big Shot.” Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.