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Posted on Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 8:14 a.m.

One man arrested after pulling knife during fight inside Ypsilanti restaurant, police say

By Steve Pepple

Update: The name of the restaurant has been added to the story.

A 24-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly pulled a large hunting knife during fight inside a downtown Ypsilanti restaurant, police said.

Ypsilanti police said officers were called at 6 a.m. Friday to Abe's Coney Island in the 400 block of West Michigan Avenue to what started as a verbal altercation among at least three people, then escalated into a fistfight and the knife being pulled.

According to a police summary of the incident, a 24-year-old man pulled a large hunting type knife during the fight and went “after the victim.” Officers arrived before anyone was seriously hurt and arrested the one man.

Prior to the knife being pulled, police said, the victim was shoved by a different suspect. The victim then punched that suspect and the other man pulled the knife, according to the summary.

The 24-year-old man with the knife was taken to the county jail and booked on a charge of felonious assault, the summary said.

No further details were available this morning.



Tue, Apr 17, 2012 : 3:28 p.m.

still doesn't top the 'America's Most wanted' spot light abe's had about 20yrs ago...some gangster guy got shot point blank in the head. now THAT'S a #2 egg special!!!


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 11:26 p.m.

I wonder what the suspect was huntimg for at 6:00 a.m. (other than breakfast)


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 9:37 p.m.

That sounds like cool. Its not like there is violence here everyday. Makes life more interesting.


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 4:08 p.m.

Mmm, Abe's Coney Island rules. And now they have entertainment inside?


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 2:13 p.m.

If Abe's has a security camera they might be able to finagle the DVD into a million-hit viral YouTube phenom, thus drawing dozens of out-of-towners to Ypsilanti, eager to try their own hand at indoor dawn knife fighting. Better make your order to go.


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 1:08 p.m.

Inappropriate use of deadly force - happens to be illegal. Just coincidence? ;-)


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 1:04 p.m.

A patron was heard to say "now THAT'S a knife!"


Sun, Apr 15, 2012 : 3:47 p.m.

I meant to vote up, but clicked down instead. Funny post, thank you.


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 12:59 p.m.

It was Abe's Coney Island. The place was surrounded by police cars, yesterday morning.


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 12:41 p.m.

400 block of Michigan ave...was it the Chicken place in the Triangle - what else is there?


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 12:40 p.m.

why not the name of the place? eh? whats up with that!


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 2:09 p.m.

EightySeven - the original article said the location wasn't available


Sat, Apr 14, 2012 : 2:02 p.m.

lorie what part of Abe's didn't you understand in the article.