A security officer was attacked at an Apple shop in New York City, authorities say.

Helen Dunmore
Security Guard for NYC Apple Store Stabbed Over Mask Policy: Police
Security Guard for NYC Apple Store Stabbed Over Mask Policy: Police

A 37-year-old security guard at an Apple shop in New York City was stabbed many times, authorities said, following a disagreement over wearing a mask inside the store to comply with Covid-19 safety standards.

At approximately 6:20 p.m. on Friday, New York City police responded to the West 14th Street store in Manhattan.

The security officer told authorities that an unknown man attacked him once in the left arm and once in the forehead with a knife. Following that, the man fled into a nearby subway station.

The injured security guard was airlifted to a hospital where he was listed in critical but stable condition.

“I saw him come out on the stretcher and thought, ouch,” Kimberly, a woman who works nearby and knows the security guy casually, told NBC New York. “Everybody was in a state of hysteria, crying. Everybody was taken aback.”

According to NBC New York, the Apple shop closed around two and a half hours early as staff spoke with police officials investigating the event and gathered evidence. Later Friday night, workers from a cleaning firm arrived to clear up the trail of blood that remained at the store several hours after the stabbing occurred.

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Security guard stabbed over mask policy dispute at NYC Apple store, police
Security guard stabbed over mask policy dispute at NYC Apple store, police

The investigation is ongoing, but as of Saturday morning, no one had been detained in connection with the incident, authorities informed NBC News in an email.

Hey, I'm Helen Dunmore an article writer from London Ontario, Canada. I had done a master's in mass communication and M.Phill in political science and attended many College Journalism Broadcast programs where I wrote and won. I previously had attended Humber College for media studies which included writing for television and news. I have written several publications for many news related websites. Have experience more than 7 years, yeah quite a lot for you. I love writing, an expert in article writing. Currently doing article writing for many blog posts and work as an author for many web sites. Reading is my hobby, love books more than anything in my life.

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