Actress Spencer Grammer and a friend are recovering from knife wounds after being slashed during an attempt to break up a fight outside a New York City restaurant.
Police are searching for the man involved in the incident.
The suspect ran away from the scene outside The Black Ant restaurant Friday evening in Manhattan’s East Village.
🚨WANTED for ASSAULT:
On 7/24 around 11:30 PM the unidentified male slashed a 36-year-old victim in the forearm and a 33-year-old victim in the back during a dispute in front of 60 2nd Ave in Manhattan. If you have any information, call/DM @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/XXwLMwui0e
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) July 26, 2020
Grammer, who played Casey Cartwright on the ABC Family series Greek and currently plays the character of Summer Smith on the animated series Rick and Morty, sustained a slashing wound on her forearm. Her friend, Jan Phillip Mueller, sustained a knife wound to the back.
Both individuals’ injuries were thankfully not life-threatening.
The altercation arose when a man got into an argument with several patrons at The Black Ant after he demanded service as the restaurant was about to close.
In a statement, Grammer, who is the daughter of Cheers and Frasier star Kelsey Grammer, told Entertainment Tonight why she and her friend intervened.
“My friend and I did what anyone else would do in the same situation. Several others, predominantly women, were also attempting to prevent the altercation from escalating.”
Grammer also gave ET more details about their injuries.
“I sustained a laceration on my arm, and my friend was stabbed in the back, but thankfully he suffered no serious internal injuries. We expect to recover quickly.”
On social media, there was an outpouring of well wishes for Grammer, especially from the legions of Rick and Morty fans.
Glad she’s okay we can’t lose Summer!!
— Alex (@adelsolar99) July 27, 2020
This was a woman who was raised right. She did the right thing even through it could mean she could get hurt. Safe recovery for @spencergrammer. Huge fan of her. Summer kills me.
— Black Lives Matter (@jamaicantabicat) July 28, 2020
— K a t e S c o t t (@katescott2000) July 26, 2020
How awful. Praying she gets better. 🙏 ❤️
Keep Summer Safe. https://t.co/RvOxeq03DB
— Lowell Skywalker (@LowellYoda) July 27, 2020
Nooooo!!!!! STOP!!!!! Can’t take it anymore!!! Horrible!!! Hope she’s ok!
— Melody 22 (@Melody22M) July 25, 2020
Keep Summer safe.
— Derek Willis (@DerekWillis_ATX) July 26, 2020
Get well soon @spencergrammer
— Egotastic! (@egotastic) July 25, 2020
We wish spencer grammer a gentle and speedy recover. We love her.
— wiseman Nxumalo (@wisemannhlanhl4) July 27, 2020
Grandpa Rick, do something! https://t.co/n9RecsaVRo
— Josehp Hull (@JosehpHull) July 27, 2020
😱 PROTECT SUMMER AT ALL COSTS!!! https://t.co/e2WjeR3cAo
— V (@Veektor_) July 27, 2020
In her statement to ET, Grammer also thanked the medical staff for the excellent care they provided her and Mueller.
She made a special mention of their heroism in fighting New York City’s ongoing battle with the pandemic.
“We want to thank the first responders and the staff at Bellevue Hospital, who provided us with excellent care. They fought an incredible battle this year. It was very moving for us to have the opportunity to thank them in person.”
NYPD is asking for help from the public in locating Grammer and Mueller’s assailant, who has not been identified.