Man shoots himself in the leg at Zabar’s Jewish food emporium in New York


(JTA) — A man waiting in line at Zabar’s, a mecca for Jewish foodies on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, accidentally shot himself in the leg.

The gun in the waistband of his pants discharged at the Zabar’s cafe on Tuesday morning, according to local reports. The man, identified as being 48 years old, fled the store and later took himself to a local hospital, DNAinfo reported.

He was taken into police custody for questioning. It is not known if he was carrying the gun legally.

The New York Post reported that the man had planned to rob the store, which specializes in smoked fish and gourmet food. The Post later removed reference to a robbery attempt.

The cafe remained closed after the shooting, but the supermarket remained open, according to reports.

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