Police are questioning a man with a long criminal record who they believe critically wounded a Brooklyn pizzeria owner in a vicious broad-daylight attack.
A law enforcement official says Mark Iacono got into a dispute with the suspect on Friday in another Brooklyn eatery. The fight spilled out onto the street, where the man stabbed Iacono in the face, back and elsewhere.
The official says the assailant jumped into a passing car that took him to a hospital to get treatment for a cut on his hand. Police grabbed him there for questioning.
The offical says the suspest has 10 previous arrests. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because charges against the suspect were pending.
The 43-year-old Iacono operates pizzeria Lucali. In 2009, GQ magazine ranked it the second-best pizzeria in the U.S.
Iacono was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition.