Monday, July 27, 2020

More details about the slashing outside the Black Ant on Friday night

The NYPD released more images and surveillance video of the suspect wanted in connection with a slashing outside the Black Ant on Friday night. There's also up to a $2,500 reward for information that will help in the investigation.

As previously reported, the man, said to be drunk, showed up as the restaurant on Second Avenue between Third Street and Fourth Street was closing and demanded to be served. Tensions escalated after staff wouldn't serve him.

The man reportedly then whipped out a knife while fighting with staff and other patrons. Spencer Grammer and her friend were among those jumping in to help.

Grammer, an actress known for her voice work on "Rick and Morty," was slashed on the arm while her friend was stabbed in the back. Both were treated and released from Bellevue for their injuries.

Grammer, an East Village resident, said this in a statement to USA Today: "My friend and I did what anyone else would do in the same situation. Several others, predominantly women, were also attempting to prevent the altercation from escalating."


Anonymous said...

This was a block away from the 9th precinct (heavily fortified with metal barriers), and on busy 2nd Avenue, so were were the police?

Anonymous said...

The police were too busy hiding behind their barricades and guarding an inanimate statue in Tompkins Square Park. Priorities!

Sarah said...

Yep. An image of Samuel Cox is more important than actual live East Villagers to the cops.

Anonymous said...

Just dropping in to say that "Rick and Morty" is my favorite guilty pleasure and I love the character of Summer and Ms. Grammer's voice work. Christmas Drums!

Unknown said...

why do we even have police again?