Two Hospitalized After Machete Fight

Two Springs men ended up in Stony Brook University Hospital Monday night after a fight on Clinton Street in Springs. Capt. Chris Anderson of the East Hampton Town Police Department said one of the men swung a machete at the other, inflicting "several serious wounds to his torso."

Jose Javier Garces Hernandez, 24, fled the scene after striking down Jose Maria Jiminez, 26. Police tracked down Mr. Garces Hernandez to a house at 423 Springs Fireplace Road. He was treated by emergency medical technicians before being airlifted to  Stony Brook. He had reportedly suffered a serious blow to the head.

He was charged with felony assault and misdemeanor possession of a weapon. Captain Anderson said further charges were possible as the investigation continues.

Police are investigating the cause of the fight, which took place in front of  Mr. Jiminez's house at 63 Clinton Street at about 8:12 p.m. Mr. Jiminez was taken first to Southampton Hospital, then flown to Stony Brook, where he underwent emergency surgery.