Indian restaurant owners have died in the US after a stabbing spree that left two people dead and one seriously injured, police said.
The owner of a Pearl Onion restaurant in New York said the two attackers entered his restaurant on Sunday morning, stabbed him and stole a car.
Police said a third suspect, a 29-year-old man, escaped from the restaurant and is in custody.
“This was an act of terror,” New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said.
“A small-time criminal was killed in the line of duty.
He has no place in our city.
This was an attack on the heart of our city.”
The Pearl Onion is located in the affluent New York suburb of Crown Heights and has become a tourist destination since its opening in September.
A police source told CNN the suspect was a regular at the restaurant, but the restaurant did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Police are trying to determine if the restaurant was targeted.
A few hours before the attack, police released surveillance video of the suspects and their vehicle.
Police did not identify the suspect or the restaurant.
The restaurant has been targeted by people before.
In July, the owner of the Pearl Onion was attacked with a knife and died at the scene, according to CNN affiliate WABC-TV.