Apple Store Security Guard Stabbed Over Mask Dispute

By Kurt Stolz on 9 October 2021
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An Apple Store in New York

A dispute over wearing a face mask resulted in the stabbing of an Apple store security guard late Friday.

The security guard, a 37-year-old male whose identity was not disclosed was stabbed multiple times shortly after 6 p.m. local time  after telling an individual who was entering the company’s store on West 14th Street  in Chelsea that masks were required.  The victim was stabbed in the back, forehead, and left arm after the man refused to don a mask and the two exchanged words.

Apple requires everyone entering its stores to don a face mask, regardless of vaccination status.

The perpetrator was described by witnesses as a black male last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans.  He fled from the scene and reportedly entered the 14th Street subway station.

Police said that the victim’s wounds were not life threatening.  He was taken to Bellevue Hospital.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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