BOULEVARD PARK, Wash. —
A masked customer attacked a 7-Eleven clerk in Burien, Washington, with a hatchet Sunday morning, slicing the clerk’s stomach. Police say another customer pulled out a gun and shot and killed the attacker. The good Samaritan had been sitting in the store drinking his morning coffee.
The King County Sheriff’s Office responded to the gas station at about 5:45 a.m. Kuldeep Singh, a clerk at the store, received a gash to his stomach but is OK. Asked if the suspect hit him, Singh said, “Yes, yes, two three times in here,” pointing to his stomach.
King County sheriff’s deputies say a man wearing a mask and armed with a hatchet walked into the store and, without a word, started swinging the hatchet, hitting the clerk. “This could have been disastrous,” said Sgt. Cindi West.
The man also attacked a customer who was drinking coffee near the register.
Customer shot/killed masked man who came in swinging a hatchet; near Blvd Park; Deputies call customer a hero pic.twitter.com/Y7ZymItVf0
— Maria Guerrero (@Maria_NBC5) March 13, 2016