A chef was killed inside a Brooklyn Chinese restaurant Tuesday evening after being struck on the head by a man with a hammer, according to NYPD.
The brutal attack happened around 5 p.m. yesterday, when a 34-year-old man walked into Seaport Buffet in Sheepshead Bay and hit three restaurant employees on the head, including the owner, a restaurant manager, and the deceased chef, who has been identified as Fufai Pun, NYPD tells Eater.
The three victims were taken to NYU Langone Hospital, where Pun was pronounced dead. Seaport Buffet’s owner and manager remain in critical condition, NYPD says.
Diners who reportedly witnessed the incident fled the restaurant and hid in nearby restaurant Randazzo’s Clam Bar, a manager there tells the NY Post. A police source tells the paper it was a “grisly” crime scene with a “serious” amount of blood spilled.
NYPD has the suspect in custody, with charges pending, but has yet to released his name. The Post is reporting the attacker was 34-year-old Brighton Beach resident Arthur Martunovich.
The Sheepshead Bay restaurant, which serves an all-you-can eat Chinese buffet, is located on a waterfront spot at 2027 Emmons Ave. The restaurant could not immediately be reached.