PATERSON - (AP) - Paterson police say a man armed with amachete slashed a teenage girl and three adults after he was foundhiding in a closet at his ex-girlfriend's apartment.

Forty-year-old Raul Suruy of Paterson also allegedly started afire before fleeing. He was being sought on several charges,including attempted murder and aggravated assault. Authorities tell The Record that Suruy gained access to theapartment around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

After being discovered by his ex-girlfriend's 11-year-old son,he began attacking people in the apartment. The injured includedthe 33-year-old woman, her 15-year-old daughter and two men ages 20and 28.

The woman and the younger male were in stable condition at St.Joseph's Regional Medical Center, while her daughter and the oldermale were treated for slash wounds and later released.