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2 arrested for attacking man in Akron Subway with crowbar, chairs, food racks

Posted at 1:41 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 13:50:17-04

AKRON, Ohio — A 26-year-old from Barberton was arrested for allegedly attacking an Akron Subway worker with a tire iron, chairs and food racks along with three or four other people earlier this month.

Renea P. Wright was arrested and charged with felonious assault and vandalism, Akron police confirmed. Another suspect, Salah Mahdi, was arrested earlier this month.

At about 5 p.m. on July 11, Akron police officers responded to the Subway at 1599 S. Hawkins Street, according to officials.

The 40-year-old male victim was working inside the restaurant when four or five people entered and attacked him, police said. One person struck the victim with a crowbar above his eye. He sustained a laceration and was treated on scene by EMS.

During the attack, the other attackers threw chairs and food racks at the victim, police said.

The attackers then fled the scene in an SUV.

The items thrown around the restaurant caused damage to the Subway’s property and food totaling about $1,500 to $2,000.