NEW HARTFORD, New York — An alleged knife attack on an employee at a New Hartford Applebee’s was stopped by a patron armed with a handgun, according to reports.
The incident occurred January 14th at 6:42 p.m. at the Applebees on Commercial Drive, according to Syracuse.com. The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Esteban Padron, came into the establishment and and began fighting with employees after being asked to leave, according to police.
Padron reportedly had a history of causing disturbances at the location.
During the altercation, Padron allegedly slashed an employee in the face with a knife. Another employee was also injured.
A lawfully-armed patron intervened and held Padron at gunpoint until police arrived. Padron was arrested and charged with multiple counts of assault and weapon possession. Padron was also taken for a mental health evaluation.