Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant knows that tensions can run high during a Saturday night service, but that is no excuse for brutally stabbing a co-worker.
But Jing's Garden chef Jiemou Xu, 60, allegedly used a meat cleaver to do just that, a witness told NECN. According to the Boston Globe, an attack on a server over the weekend was unprovoked.
Revere Police were dispatched to the restaurant at 163 Squire Rd. in Revere around 8:50 p.m., and upon arrival they found other employees trying to assist the server, who had visible wounds on her face and neck. She required surgery but was in stable condition at Mass General Hospital last night, NECN reported.
The chef, a Malden resident, was still inside the restaurant when police arrived, and he was immediately arrested. Xu is answering charges of assault with intent to murder, mayhem, and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon at Chelsea District Court today.
After the Saturday night attack, Jing's Garden was cleaned up and it is ready to reopen, NECN reported, but it will remain closed this week because the "family-owned business and staff members need to take a break." Online ordering from the restaurant is disabled, and an answering machine at the restaurant lets callers know Jing's Garden is on a "family vacation" through August 28.