Aggravated Assault at Darling’s Diner in Northern Liberties

The weapon was a bottle.

Suspect in the Darling's Diner assault in Northern Liberties via surveillance cameras

Suspect in the Darling’s Diner assault in Northern Liberties via surveillance cameras

The Philadelphia Police Department is looking for the man seen here, wanted for an aggravated assault at Darling’s Diner at the intersection of 2nd Street and Germantown Avenue in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia.

According to police, the attack occurred last Tuesday, May 5th, at 8:05 p.m. inside the 24-hour diner, which claims to be home of the “Original Philadelphia Cheesecake.”

In the unfortunately low-quality surveillance video released by police (you can watch the entire video below), the man in these photos can be seen drinking from a bottle at the restaurant’s counter. Seconds later, say police, the suspect used that bottle to attack a 49-year-old man inside the restaurant after a verbal argument. Then the attacker fled the restaurant. The victim suffered injuries to his head and was treated at Hahnemann Hospital.

Police describe the suspect as follows: “Black male, 20 years-of-age, 6’2″, 180 lbs, wearing a dark colored shirt, blue jeans, and brown boots.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the police tip line at 215-686-TIPS or the East Detective Division at 215-686-3243.