COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Columbus Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with a stabbing at a north Columbus bank Tuesday.
Danilo Nkematiah was taken into custody a short time after the assault in which three people were injured, police said.
Police said Nkematiah entered the PNC bank on the 1800 block of East Dublin Granville Road just after 11 a.m. Tuesday, lept over the counter, and allegedly stabbed a 30-year-old teller in the abdomen.
Nkematiah allegedly then cut and stabbed a 34-year-old man in the left arm and chest as the man was attempting to help the first victim.
Police said Nkematiah knocked down a 66-year-old customer as he tried to flee the bank, then demanded the customer’s money and swung the knife at him. The customer tried to block the knife with his hand, suffering a cut.
A witness identified Nkematiah to police as the suspect, and he was taken into custody a short time later.
Nkematiah allegedly confessed to the stabbings and said his intention was to rob the bank, police said.
PNC released the following statement in regards to the stabbing:
This morning, an individual assaulted at least one person in our Sharon Woods branch, outside of Columbus. Our thoughts are with the victim during this situation. The safety and security of our employees continues to be our top priority, and we are working closely with law enforcement on the investigation.
Bond has been set for $250,085, with a preliminary court hearing on Jan. 21.