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5 men wounded outside Metropolis Nightclub

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Violence once again erupted outside the Metropolis Nightclub in College Point last week, leaving five men wounded and one under arrest in the latest in a string of troubling incidents at the busy nightclub, police said.

Police said the violence broke out about 2 a.m. last Friday, when two groups of men became involved in a dispute outside the club.

One of the men pulled out a knife as the groups began a brawl that left five men, all between the ages of 18 and 21, injured, two of them seriously, police said.

Police arrested 19-year-old Nick Gambino of Brooklyn, who was charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon, said Officer Chris Cottingham, a police spokesman.

Gambino, of 21-51 71st St., was arraigned over the weekend, said Queens District Attorney spokeswoman Mary de Bourbon. If convicted he would face up to 25 years in prison, de Bourbon said.

Two of the wounded men, James Mastronardi, 19, who was stabbed in the neck, and Anthony Federici, 18, were seriously hurt, Cottingham said. The others

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