Religion of peace? via Man, 70, gets throat slashed in East Harlem grocery.
An elderly customer at an E. Harlem supermarket was slashed in the neck with a razor Saturday morning after getting into an argument with another patron.
Police said the 70-year-old victim was in the rear of the Pathmark Supermarket on 125th St. and Lexington Ave. about 8 a.m. when the two started fighting.
“While they were arguing, the security put the guy out,” said a store employee.
“He came back and hit the other guy,” said the worker. “Then he took the razor and cut his throat, then he kicked his head twice.”
A store worker managed to stop the attacker near the front registers as he was leaving, said the employee, who asked not to be identified.
“There was a lot of blood,” he said. “The blood was shooting right out.”
Store workers quickly came to the victim’s aid, putting towels on the wound before EMS workers arrived and took the victim to Harlem Hospital, where he was in stable condition.
Police charged Abdullah Muhammad, 51, of 600 E. 125th St. with felony assault. It’s unclear why the pair were fighting.
The victim’s brother said Muhammad didn’t fight fair. It’s time for non-Muslims to wake up to the reality that Islam was designed to not fight fair and capitalize on any actual or perceived weakness of non-Muslims.