DA identifies Denver man accused of slashing throat in seemingly random attack

Regular restaurant customer was slashing victim
Posted at 12:00 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 21:32:51-04

DENVER -- A man who walked into a Denver restaurant and slashed the throat of a regular customer has been captured, arrest records confirm. 

Arrest records show the man Denver Police arrested on Wednesday night is Anthony Marquette Ealy, a 46-year-old local. Lynn Kimbrough with the Denver District Attorney's Office confirmed police arrested him in connection with the seemingly random attack. 

Ealy is being held for investigation of first-degree assault and attempted murder. 

Police originally described Ealy as a 6'3" tall black man who weighs about 200 pounds. He allegedly wore a green shirt and khaki shorts at the time of the attack. 

The Wednesday arrest ended a police search for Ealy after he allegedly walked into the Mead St. Station Bar and Grill on W. 32nd Ave. on Tuesday at about 5 p.m. and cut a man's throat. 

James Emerson, general manager at El Camino Community Tavern on West 32nd Avenue, told Denver7's partners at the Denver Post that he had been in businesses on 32nd a handful of  times in the past month. 

"He was awkward and odd. He made the people around him feel uncomfortable; he definitely caught our attention. He was told to leave, and he left," Emerson told the Post. 

Records also show the arrest is the man's first in Colorado. It's not yet known when formal charges will be filed. 


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