A diner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in New York City was so enraged by another customer’s fight with a restaurant worker that she stabbed the customer in the back before leaving the restaurant, police said Saturday.
Chaos broke out at Ruth’s Chris Steak House on West 51st Street in Manhattan around 10:15 p.m. Friday after a 24-year-old diner and a worker got into an argument, the New York Police Department said. ).
Two women eating nearby “got enraged by the disturbance” so much so that one of the women used a steak knife to stab the 24-year-old in the back, according to police and the New York Post.
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The victim was rushed to a local hospital and was expected to survive.
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Meanwhile, the women fled the restaurant and headed east on West 51st Street.
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Joan Thompson, 41, was arrested around 2:20 a.m. Saturday. She was charged with assault and threats, police said.