NEWS STORY LESSON: Deli Owner Fights Off Alleged Robber With Machete
6:35 am EST November 8, 2007UPDATED: 8:48 am EST November 8, 2007NEW YORK --

New York City police said a deli owner being robbed at gunpoint refused the man's demands and struck him with a machete (DISRUPT), slicing off a finger and wounding him in the head and arm. Police said the 28-year-old alleged robber was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was listed in serious but stable condition Wednesday night. Police have not released his name.The man had a 40-caliber semi-automatic and fired twice during the holdup in Woodhaven, Queens, according to police.

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