Police arrest second suspect in Cincinnati Zoo stabbing

Posted at 8:29 AM, Aug 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 10:10:53-04

CINCINNATI -- A day after police arrested a man in the recent stabbing at the Cincinnati Zoo, officers took a second suspect into custody and charged him with felonious assault.

Malik Abdul-Rauf, of Nicholasville, Kentucky, was arrested Wednesday in connection to the July 29 stabbing in the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden near the gift shop.

Court documents state Abdul-Rauf and another man, Mark Lanham, were in a "verbal altercation" with a man before they physically attacked him at about 4 p.m. 

The two men then left the zoo while the stabbing victim remained behind, Cincinnati Zoo Communications Director Michelle Curley said. Both suspects were identified in a lineup.

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Sgt. Eric Franz of the Cincinnati Police Department said the stabbing victim had serious, non life-threatening injuries.

Crews took him to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment.