Man arrested, accused of stabbing pizza manager in neck during confrontation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested and charged Hakeem Ratcliff with assault with a deadly weapon after the manager of a Little Caesars was stabbed in the neck Friday afternoon.

An employee told Channel 9 that Ratcliff came into the business, on Eastway Drive in northeast Charlotte, and got into an argument with the manager.

The man pulled out a knife and stabbed the manager in the neck, the employee said.

The worker said he ran out of the store and flagged down a police officer who was passing by.

Ratcliff dropped the weapon and surrendered himself to police, the employee said.

Paramedics took the victim to Carolinas Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

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