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Knife Fight Erupts at White Plains Country Club

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Police said officers rushed to the Westchester Hills Country Club just before midnight Tuesday after a knife fight injured two at an employees' Christmas party.

Cops say a 22-year-old Mount Vernon man had been stabbed in the left hand and a 44-year-old Mount Vernon woman got dragged into the fight when the knife cut a "long scratch" on the inside of her left arm.

Westchester Hills management staff told officers Jader Palaez, 52, of White Plains brought the knife to the party.

Officers discovered him at his home and arrested Palaez. He was charged with one count of second-degree assault, a felony, one count of second-degree attempted assault, a felony, and one count of fourth-degree criminal posession of a weapon.

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