Pub worker stabbed in the neck by boyfriend

QUEENS, NY – A deadly stabbing transpired at an Irish pub in Queens over the weekend, with the victim being a 41-year-old female bar worker identified as Sarah McNally. The alleged perpetrator of the assault is said to be McNally’s boyfriend, according to police sources and witnesses. The couple had lived together for several months.

The incident occurred at the Ceili House pub on Grand Avenue in Maspeth around 6.30 p.m., leaving McNally fatally wounded on the pub floor with severe stab injuries to her neck. Details surrounding the cause of the assault remain unclear.

Witnesses recounted the shocking events, detailing how McNally’s boyfriend entered the pub, stabbed her without provocation, and then attempted to stab himself. Responding officers found the stabbing suspect at the scene, wounded, holding a knife in each hand. Disregarding officers’ commands to drop the knives, he was subsequently tasered and taken into custody. The suspect was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals Elmhurst in a critical condition, with charges pending.

At the time of the incident, there were no known records of domestic violence between the couple that might have indicated such a tragic end for McNally.

Longtime local resident Mike Lambe described McNally, a native of Longford, Ireland, as a “sweet innocent girl” who had only been working at the pub for less than a year. While lamenting the tragic situation, Lambe also noted disturbing developments in the neighborhood, including increasing issues with drug use.