Silver Spring Man Charged in Stabbing at Max’s Kosher Café

Montgomery County Police say that a Silver Spring man has been charged with first-degree assault following a stabbing outside of Max’s Kosher Café on Thursday afternoon.

“On Thursday, July 14, 2022, at approximately 12:38 p.m., 4th District officers were called to Max’s Kosher Café on the 2300 block of University Blvd for a stabbing,” MCPD said in a news release. “During the investigation, officers learned that the suspect, 32-year-old Bryant Whack, had been inside the deli panhandling when he allegedly stole a tip jar from the counter and walked out. The victim, an employee of the café, followed Whack outside and confronted him.

“Whack sprayed the victim with pepper spray, stabbed the victim, and then left the location. A lookout was placed with a description of Whack.

“4th District Community Action Team (DCAT) officers observed a male matching Whack’s description running behind a laundromat on the 11300 block of Georgia Ave. DCAT apprehended the person and identified him as the suspect, Bryant Whack.

“Whack was taken into custody and transported to the Central Processing Unit, where he is being held without bond. The adult male victim was transported to an area hospital in serious condition.”

The Shalom Group, owners of Max’s Kosher Café, announced Monday that Max’s will be closing on July 28, but there is interest in reopening the restaurant elsewhere, according to Washington Jewish Week.

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