SEE IT: Two men stabbed during wild melee over sandwiches inside Brooklyn deli
An argument over sandwiches inside a Brooklyn deli early Sunday exploded into a bloody brawl and stabbing that left one man critically wounded, police said
Surveillance video exclusively obtained by the Daily News shows the crazed melee inside Blessed Mini Mart on Fulton St. near Tompkins Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 4:40 a.m.
Two men began arguing near the checkout as several others begin to surround them, the video shows. They were all in here buying sandwiches, said store owner Mike Naji, 23.They’re all customers here.
The guy said, Make my sandwich first, said deli clerk Majdi Hussain, 18, referring to one of the men who was wounded. Another guy said, Let him go, he’s busy. He says, Why you talk to me like that? I’m going to let him make my sandwich first, I don’t care about nobody.
At one point, several bystanders tried to break up the fight. A taller man made a motion with his hand to show that the argument is over, the surveillance video shows. But suddenly, one of the two men punched the other in the face, sparking an all-out brawl among the group.
A man in an orange vest pulled something out of his pocket and seemed to stab one of his rivals multiple times as the victim stumbled to the ground.
I ran to the back, Naji said. I was in shock. It’s terrible. The brawl eventually spilled onto the street, leaving the grocery store a bloodied shambles. They were bleeding inside and outside, Naji said. He (Hussain) cleaned up all the blood.
Police say two stabbed men, ages 33 and 28, were taken to Kings County Hospital. One was initially in critical condition, but both were later listed as stable, officials said.
Two men were taken into custody shortly after the attack two blocks away. No charges were immediately filed.