Actress Spencer Grammer Slashed Outside Manhattan Restaurant

Actress Spencer Grammer Slashed Outside Manhattan Restaurant
Spencer Grammer and Kelsey Grammer attend the #IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2019: Day Three at the IMDb Yacht, in San Diego, Calif., on July 20, 2019. (Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

NEW YORK—Actress Spencer Grammer says she was trying to calm an agitated man when he slashed her in the arm and stabbed her friend in the back Friday outside a New York City restaurant.

Grammer, 36, told US Weekly that she and her friend “did what anyone else would do in the same situation” and were “attempting to prevent the altercation from escalating” when they were attacked.

Grammer and her 32-year-old friend were eating at an outside table at The Black Ant in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood around 11:30 p.m. Friday when the man ambled up and demanded to be served as the restaurant was closing down.

Grammer and her friend were hurt as they “attempted to break up a dispute between the unidentified male and other patrons at the location,” police said.

The man ran away after wounding Grammer in the right arm and her friend in the lower back with an unknown sharp object, police said. No arrests have been made.

Suspect in actress slashing
The suspect in a slashing attack on actress Spencer Grammer and a friend outside a Manhattan restaurant, is pictured at an East Village restaurant in New York on July 24, 2020. (NYPD via AP)

Grammer, who provides the voice of Summer on “Rick and Morty” and previously starred on the ABC Family series “Greek,” is the daughter of “Frasier” star Kelsey Grammer and actress Doreen Alderman.

Grammer said she and her friend both expect to recover quickly. Neither suffered serious internal injuries, she said.

Actress Spencer Grammer
Actress Spencer Grammer arrives at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif., on April 2, 2015. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

In her statement to US Weekly, Grammer thanked the first responders and Bellevue Hospital staff that treated them and noted the “incredible battle” those workers have fought against the coronavirus pandemic.

“It was very moving for us to have the opportunity to thank them in person,” Grammer said.

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