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Chef killed and two others critically injured in hammer attack at Brooklyn restaurant

Chef, 34, killed and two others are critically injured after man bursts into Brooklyn restaurant and attacks employees with a hammer

  • The 34-year-old suspect walked into Seaport Buffet around 5pm on Tuesday 
  • He first attacked the 60-year-old owner of the restaurant at front of the buffet 
  • Then went to back of restaurant to attack the chef and a 50-year-old employee 
  • The suspect then fled the buffet and was arrested by police two blocks away 
  • Police source said the attack was random and suspect is ’emotionally disturbed’ 

A New York chef has been killed and two others are critically injured after a man burst into a Chinese restaurant and began attacking people with a hammer. 

The 34-year-old suspect walked into Seaport Buffet in Brooklyn just before 5.15pm on Tuesday and began attacking the restaurant’s 60-year-old owner, who was at the front of the buffet. 

Then he went to the back of the restaurant, where he struck the 34-year-old chef and another 50-year-old employee before fleeing the scene. 

 

A New York chef was killed and two others were critically injured after a man burst into Seaport Buffet in Brooklyn and attacked them with a hammer on Tuesday 

 

The 34-year-old suspect walked into Seaport Buffet in Brooklyn just before 5.15pm on Tuesday and began attacking the restaurant's 60-year-old owner

The 34-year-old suspect walked into Seaport Buffet in Brooklyn just before 5.15pm on Tuesday and began attacking the restaurant’s 60-year-old owner

All three victims were rushed to the hospital, where the chef was pronounced dead from his injuries. 

The 60-year-old owner and 50-year-old employee remain in critical condition. 

Witnesses told investigators they saw the suspect run toward the garage behind the restaurant before he was arrested. 

Police arrested the suspect about two blocks away from the restaurant. Charges are pending. 

Authorities still do not know the motive behind the attack. 

Then he went to the back of the restaurant, where he struck the 34-year-old chef and another 50-year-old employee before fleeing the scene

Then he went to the back of the restaurant, where he struck the 34-year-old chef and another 50-year-old employee before fleeing the scene

Witnesses told investigators they saw the suspect run toward the garage behind the restaurant (pictured) before he was arrested

Witnesses told investigators they saw the suspect run toward the garage behind the restaurant (pictured) before he was arrested

‘It was unprovoked. It appears random. He is an emotionally disturbed person,’ a police source told the New York Daily News. 

Customers at the buffet ran out of the restaurant during the stabbing and went to  Randazzo’s Clam Bar next door for cover. 

‘A guy who worked there ran in. He said, “The guy hammered the manager in the head and there’s blood everywhere,”‘ waitress Kimberly Bisono recalled.  

Police arrested the suspect about two blocks away from the restaurant. Charges are pending

Police arrested the suspect about two blocks away from the restaurant. Charges are pending

Authorities still do not know the motive behind the attack and believe it was unprovoked 

Authorities still do not know the motive behind the attack and believe it was unprovoked 

‘People were rushing out. One of the customers ran in and said, “Lock your doors. He’s attacked people with a hammer and he’s on the loose.'” 

Samantha Randazzo, who owns the Clam Bar, said she let Seaport Buffet customers take cover in her restaurant. 

‘We tried helping people who were trying to come in, customers, but we were scared to even walk out,’ she told NBC New York. ‘We didn’t know where he was.’ 

‘They said a guy came in crazy with a hammer and started hammering certain people, random people, said he was just screaming crazy words like “I’m killing everybody, world is hell.”‘    

NYPD officers flooded the scene of the horrific crime to investigate on Tuesday night 

NYPD officers flooded the scene of the horrific crime to investigate on Tuesday night 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk