BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Police in North Carolina say a deaf man was stabbed several times after his sign language was mistaken for gang signs by another man.
Burlington Police Sgt. Mark Yancey said 45-year-old Terrance Ervin Daniels was using sign language with another deaf man. He said a third person saw them, though thtey were flashing gang signs and stabbed Daniels with a kitchen knife. A neighbor saw the victim and called emergency personnel.
Daniels is in stable condition at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill after Wednesday's incident.
Police arrested 22-year-old Robert Jarell Neal and charged him with assualt with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, and felony assualt on a handicapped person. He's being held in the Alamance County jail.