Wednesday, police reported that two men had been stabbed and slashed at a fried chicken spot in Brooklyn, NY. The assailant was hurling ugly gay slurs at the victims, said police.
The violent incident occurred Sunday about 5 AM, inside the Crown Fried Chicken in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Fulton St. near Franklin Ave. The Brooklyn chicken restaurant is just block from the gay night club, Langston.
Although both victims had just left club Langston, they didn’t known each other. The suspect reportedly yelled while inside the chicken place:
“All these f—-ts.”
“I’m gonna shoot this place up.”
With no provocation whatsoever, he hit a nearby 34-year old man in his face with something sharp. Then, he attempted to run away.
As he fled the restaurant, the attacker, still ranting about gay people, ran into a 24-year-old man who had just left the club and was walking by with a friend.
When the friend and the ranting suspect squared off to fight, the 24-year-old man intervened and was stabbed once in the right shoulder and twice in the ribs.
He managed to pull his friend into the restaurant and they held the door shut so the assailant couldn’t follow them inside. They saw the suspect was holding a knife with a black handle.
The first victim was treated at Kings County Hospital, where doctors needed stitches and staples to close his wounds, officials said.
In a Facebook post Tuesday morning, he said he was lucky.
“After all I’ve been through these past couple of days I just sit back and thank God I’m alive and thank God for my friends and family who’ve been there for me,” he wrote.
The second victim was treated and released from Methodist Hospital.
Cops on Tuesday released surveillance video of the suspect, described as black, between 20 and 26, and around 150 pounds.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.