Man Faces Murder, Other Charges In Deadly Hammer Attack At Brooklyn Restaurant

January 16, 2019 - 6:58 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A chef is dead and two men are critically injured after a man with a hammer went on a rampage at a Brooklyn restaurant on Tuesday evening, police say.

The mayhem unfolded at the Seaport Buffet on East 21st Street in Sheepshead Bay around 5 p.m. Witness say the man was yelling "the world is Hell" and "I'm killing everybody." 

Customers ran for their lives as a man beat three restaurant employees – a 60-year-old owner, a 50-year-old manager and a 34-year-old chef – with a hammer in a bloody scene, according to police and witnesses.

Some of the customers ran to a nearby business owned by Samantha Randazzo.

“We tried helping people,” Randazzo told CBS2. “Then we heard the guy say, ‘Lock all the doors, a guy’s killing people.’”

The 34-year-old chef, Fufai Pun, was pronounced dead at Lutheran Hospital. 

The owner and manager of the restaurant were also taken to Lutheran Hospital, where they were listed in critical condition Tuesday night. 

The suspect was arrested two blocks away, near the Ocean Avenue pedestrian bridge. Police said Arthur Martunovich, 34, of Brooklyn faces charges of murder, attempted murder and three counts criminal possession of a weapon.

Police say the attack appears to be random and that the suspect is emotionally disturbed. He was expected to undergo psychiatric testing.