(WESTBURY, N.Y.) — Police say 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 say 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 is set for arraignment Saturday on charges including attempted murder.
Nassau County Police detective Lt. Kevin Smith says the suspect appeared to have chosen his victim at random.
~Kick some ass Silent Bob, or should I say Lt. Silent Bob. Did you check him for weed?