Man stabbed, critically injured while eating breakfast downtown
Ravell Call, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — One man was critically injured Wednesday after he was stabbed in the neck at a downtown fast-food restaurant.
Police were called to Burger King, 217 E. 400 South, just before 8 a.m. on reports of a stabbing, Salt Lake police detective Rick Wall said. A 25-year-old man was taken to University Hospital in critical condition.
A friend of the victim witnessed the stabbing and reported that he had been involved in a verbal altercation with the suspect a few weeks ago, said Salt Lake Police Lt. Melody Gray. That witness and the victim were in the restaurant area of the Burger King when the man entered and stabbed the victim in the neck with a knife.
Restaurant employees told police they did not see anything. The suspect fled on foot, but was apprehended in the area soon after.
Gray said it was "highly unlikely" that the incident was gang-related and that the only known connection between the suspect and the victim was the argument between the suspect and the victim's friend. The victim was in surgery and had yet to be interviewed.
Joel Estrada, 28, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of attempted murder, Wall said.
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