'I'm killing everybody': 1 dead, 2 critical in hammer rampage at NYC restaurant

January 15, 2019 - 6:22 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police have arrested and charged an alleged madman who burst into a Brooklyn restaurant Wednesday afternoon screaming "the world is Hell" and "I'm killing everybody" before bashing the manager and owner of the restaurant with a hammer and bludgeoning a chef to death in an apparently random attack, police say. 

The NYPD on Thursday afternoon said Arthur Martunovich, 34, of Brooklyn, was charged with murder, 2 counts of attempted murder and 3 counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

The call to police went out shortly after 5 p.m.: "Male at the location with a hammer," a dispatcher can be heard saying over a radio. 

Surveillance video shows diners bolting from the Seaport Buffet on Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay as a hammer-wielding maniac began beating people. 

He struck the 60-year-old owner and 50-year-old manager of the restaurant over the head with a hammer before bludgeoning a 34-year-old chef, police say. 

Witnesses described a chaotic and bloody scene, with the victims crumpled on the floor of the restaurant. 

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Some of the diners ran across the street to Randazzo's Clam Bar.

The clam bar's owner, Samantha Randazzo, told CBS2 one of the diners came in and told her: "A guy came in crazy with a hammer and just started hammering."

"He hit him like three times and there was bloody everywhere," the diner said.

One of the workers told her that the attacker "just started screaming, went crazy." 

The 34-year-old chef, Fufai Pun, was rushed to Lutheran Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

The owner and manager were also taken to Lutheran Hospital. They were in critical condition Tuesday night. 

Police say the attack was unprovoked and a possible motive remains unclear.