A homeless man from Hempstead was arrested on Wednesday morning at Grand Avenue Middle School, after he robbed and stabbed a man in Freeport, police said.
According to police, Eddie Harris, 32, approached a 47-year-old man in front of Laundry Place on Merrick Road in Freeport around 5:40 a.m.
He then stabbed the victim in the arm, chest and back areas and took his wallet before fleeing eastbound on Merrick Road in a car.
Harris then crashed into a tree and then bushes on Camp Avenue in Merrick. He then fled on foot and was located in the rear of the Grand Avenue School, police said.
Harris was placed under arrest at the scene without incident.
The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
During the investigation it was discovered that on Tuesday at 11:53 p.m that a 35-year-old male victim was approached by Harris and stabbed in the stomach in front of his California Place home in North Long Beach.
The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment to his injuries.
Harris was charged with first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery, second-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Additionally he is charged with first-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon for the North Long Beach incident.