MS-13 members charged in machete attack

Police on Long Island say three members of the MS-13 gang have been charged with attempted murder. Police arrested Jose Hernandez, Fidel Hernandez and Miguel Urias Argueta in connection with the attack.

Nassau County police said Wednesday that the victim was hit with a machete and shot at on Sunday in Westbury.

The violence erupted roughly 20 miles from Brentwood and Central Islip, where MS-13 has been linked to 11 corpses found in the last six months.

The bloodshed has gotten the attention of Republican President Donald Trump, who has called it the result of lax immigration policies.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to "demolish" MS-13 in a speech Friday on Long Island.

Federal prosecutors believe MS-13 has thousands of members across the U.S., primarily immigrants from Central America.

With the Associate Press

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