Cops: Man walks up to 8-year-old boy playing a video game and stabs him in the back 5 times

October 12th, 2010 by Staff

WESTBURY, N.Y. — Police said a man carrying a hunting knife crept up behind an 8-year-old boy playing a video game in a New York restaurant and plunged a 4-inch blade into his back five times. The boy suffered a punctured lung in the assault just before 8:30 p.m. Friday in a Westbury shopping mall on Long Island. He is expected to recover.

The attack happened at Dave and Buster’s, a family friendly chain restaurant that includes an arcade. Police said the boy’s father and a witness grabbed the suspect as he walked toward a restroom and held him until officers arrived.

The 23-year-old suspect was set for arraignment yesterday on charges, including attempted murder.


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