Three men slashed with machete outside New York restaurant in fight over woman

JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens -- Police are investigating after three people were seriously injured after being attacked with a machete outside a restaurant in New York early Sunday morning.

Workers at a Queens restaurant did not want to talk, but they were left with the grim task of cleaning up the aftermath. The sidewalk in front of Cibao on 105th Street was soaked with bleach because it was drenched in blood after the attack.

The victims were standing outside the restaurant and bar when they were slashed.

Police said the fight started over comments made to a man about his girlfriend. The victims, ages 20, 23 and 32 suffered injuries to the head, hands and wrist. On Sunday afternoon, detectives returned to the scene looking for surveillance video.

Residents said this is just the latest incident in what they call a neighborhood trouble spot. "There's always fighting, they break windows, it gets crazy outside, fights. It is crazy," Esther Cornell said.

The victims are all hospitalized, but are expected to survive. The suspect took off, but is known to the victims.

So far, there is no word of any arrests.
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