Monday, December 11, 2023

Police seek man who sliced man’s face with box cutter at McDonald’s

Williamsburg Police are searching for a man who they believe cut a man’s face with a box cutter Sunday afternoon.

Williamsburg police officers and the fire department responded to the McDonald’s in the 1600 block of Richmond Road around 3:15 p.m. after receiving a call about an assault with injuries, Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said.

When police arrived, the victim said he was talking to a man outside the McDonald’s when the man pulled out a box cutter and sliced his face several times, Riley said.

The suspect fled the area in an unknown direction after the assault, police said.

The victim described the assailant as a black man about 6 feet tall and weighing about 180 pounds, but did not provide any information about the man’s clothing or other identifying traits.

“We are not sure of the relationship between the victim and his attacker,” Riley said, adding that the men do know each other.

Medics provided assistance to the victim at the scene. The victim refused further medical treatment.

The incident is being considered an isolated event, and is currently under investigation, Riley said.

If you have any information on this incident or any other crime in the Williamsburg area, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or the Williamsburg Police Department at 757-220-2331.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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