Greek actress Spencer Grammer was injured on Friday night when a man attacked patrons and staff with a knife at a restaurant in New York City.
The Rick and Morty actress and a friend tried to confront an intoxicated man, who became a threat to patron’s safety when the staff at an East Village restaurant refused to serve him alcohol. Spencer, 36, released a statement discussing her reaction to the event, “My friend and I did what anyone else would do in the same situation.”
When the incident intensified to the point that the drunk man began threatening diners with a knife, the actress and several other patrons of the restaurant, who she confirmed were “predominantly women,” stepped in to help deescalated the altercation.
Spencer’s involvement resulted in harm to herself and her male companion when the confrontation turned into what a witness described as “a full-on brawl.” The ABC family star confirmed that she “sustained a laceration on my arm, and my friend was stabbed in the back, but thankfully he suffered no serious internal injuries.”
Spencer and her friend were treated at Bellevue Hospital and are expected to recover quickly. She thanked the first responders and hospital staff, “Who provided us with excellent care.”
Famous dad, Frasier actor Kelsey Grammer, told People that his daughter “was not slashed,” and maintains that “she is fine.”
The NYPD released a video footage on Twitter seeking out information on the attacker, who has yet to be identified or arrested
🚨WANTED for ASSAULT:
On 7/24 around 11:30 PM the unidentified male slashed a 36-year-old victim in the forearm and a 33-year-old victim in the back during a dispute in front of 60 2nd Ave in Manhattan. If you have any information, call/DM @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/XXwLMwui0e
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 26, 2020