Worker stabbed, fatally shoots attacker at Prime + Proper in downtown Detroit

Police say a restaurant employee fatally shot a man armed with knife who was attacking him in Downtown Detroit.

Detroit police said there was an altercation between the employee at Prime and Proper restaurant and the person who ultimately stabbed him about 12:10 a.m. Sunday.

The restaurant employee then shot the 52-year-old attacker.

Police say the stabbing victim is in stable condition. No other injuries have been reported.

Justin Near, a spokesperson from the restaurant, released the statement below:

"We are deeply saddened by the incident that occurred just after midnight on January 16 at Cash Only involving a guest and an employee of our third-party security contractor. We are working closely with authorities and have provided them with all security camera footage to assist in the investigation. 

The well-being of our associates, guests, vendors, and community is our top priority, and we will be closed Sunday, January 16. We pray for the security officer’s swift and full recovery following this attack and can report that he is now in stable condition at Detroit Receiving Hospital following emergency surgery.

Grief counseling is being made available to those affected as we navigate this tragedy, and we encourage anyone with information to contact the Detroit Police Department."

Prime and Proper is an upscale steakhouse at 1145 Griswold, Detroit.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.