Actor Spencer Grammer and a companion were treated for knife wounds they sustained trying to break up a confrontation outside a New York City restaurant over the weekend, according to reports.
Grammer, 36, the voice of Summer Smith on the animated “Rick and Morty” series and daughter of “Frasier” actor Kelsey Grammer, was slashed on her forearm. Her friend, 33, identified by the New York Post as Jan Phillip Mueller, received a blade wound to the back in the Friday night assault, the NYPD said.
Grammer, who played Casey Cartwright on the ABC Family series “Greek,” and her friend were treated at a hospital for “non-life-threatening injuries,” CBS New York reported in the video above.
The suspect ran away. Police tweeted a video of him and asked the public’s help in identifying him.
Grammar and Mueller stepped in as a dispute flared between the assailant and several patrons at the Black Ant outdoor cafe in the East Village neighborhood, Deadline reported. The restaurant was about to close, but the man demanded service, according to the report.
“My friend and I did what anyone else would do in the same situation,” Grammer said in a statement to “Entertainment Tonight.” “Several others, predominantly women, were also attempting to prevent the altercation from escalating. I sustained a laceration on my arm, and my friend was stabbed in the back, but thankfully he suffered no serious internal injuries. We expect to recover quickly.”
She added: “We want to thank the first responders and the staff at Bellevue Hospital, who provided us with excellent care. They fought an incredible battle this year. It was very moving for us to have the opportunity to thank them in person.”
Calling all HuffPost superfans!
Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter
more recommended stories
Top Democrats Tap Gregory Meeks For Foreign Affairs Chair, Dashing Joaquin Castro’s Bid
Top House Democrats tapped Rep. Gregory.
‘Salt-N-Pepa’ biopic on Lifetime gets official premiere date : TheGrio
Lifetime has announced the premiere date.
Ritchie Torres Never Dreamed He’d Be First Black Latino Gay Man Elected To Congress
NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Reuters) –.
Britney Spears ‘afraid’ of father Jamie, won’t perform while he controls her career, lawyer alleges
Don’t expect to see Britney Spears.
Entertainment anchor Sam Rubin mistakes Samuel L. Jackson for Laurence Fishburne – TheGrio
Entertainment anchor Sam Rubin mistakes Samuel.
Trail Blazers, UConn Great Cliff Robinson Dies At 53
Trail Blazers, UConn Great Cliff Robinson.
White Supremacists Were ‘On A Hunting Spree’ In Kenosha, Says Wisconsin Lawmaker
A Wisconsin lawmaker has accused armed.
US Marshals find 39 missing children in Georgia during two-week sting, make nine sex trafficking arrests
(Photo: Adobe Stock) This week, US.
As Long As Racism Persists, Sports Will Always Be Political
On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Bucks shook.
Katie Price announces social media break ‘in order to heal’ during recovery from broken feet
Katie Price announced Thursday that she.