Assailant slain trying to rob restaurant

April 30, 1993

An unidentified man tried to rob a restaurant in Millersville last night and was fatally stabbed during a struggle with an employee, Anne Arundel County police said.

Police said the stabbing occurred in the Wendy's restaurant in the 8200 block of Veterans Highway shortly after 10 o'clock after an assailant with a knife forced two employees into the office, where the manager was counting the night's receipts.

Gerald Albright, 39, of Glen Burnie, one of the employees, struggled with the assailant, drew a folding knife from a sheath he carried, and stabbed him in the chest, police said.

Bleeding, the man stumbled from the restaurant and collapsed a few feet away in the parking lot of the Old Mill Plaza Shopping Center, police said.

He was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where he was declared dead about 12:15 a.m. today.

Police said the assailant had secreted himself in the ceiling of the men's restroom during business hours and emerged after closing time at 10 p.m.

He accosted employee Genevieve Giuliano, 19, of Severn, at knifepoint, police said.

He then forced her to the rear of the restaurant and encountered Mr. Albright cleaning the cooking area.

The assailant ordered both employees into the office with manager Sandra Horton, 37, of Brooklyn, and the struggle broke out, police said.

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