NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A mask dispute led to an attack inside an Apple Store in Manhattan on Friday.
It happened at the Apple Store on 14th Street and Ninth Avenue in the Meatpacking District around 6:45 p.m.READ MORE: Statue Of Liberty Celebrates 135th Birthday
Police say a customer was asked to wear a mask, but he refused and allegedly stabbed a security guard in the stomach and arm and slashed him on the head.
“Screaming and people pushing and shoving … I saw him when they took him out in a stretcher, two paramedics followed by about five or six policemen,” one witness said.READ MORE: Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger, Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver
The security guard was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The suspect fled the scene.MORE NEWS: FDNY Union To Protest NYC Vaccine Mandate Thursday Outside Gracie Mansion
Editor’s note: This story was first published Oct. 8.