Washingtonian reports that Toki Underground chef Erik Bruner-Yang and his wife Seda Nak were arrested in a domestic incident. The report cites Metropolitan Police Department documents, which state that the pair entered the house of Bruner-Yang's ex-girlfriend and pushed their way in. From the article:
As they entered the house, the victim's fiance became involved, pushing Nak out of the house. He then went outside and asked the couple to leave, whereupon Yang swung and hit the fiance in the head with a "closed fist," according to the police report. Nak then tried to hit him unsuccessfully, before Yang "jumped on his back and began to choke" the fiance, the report says. That knocked the fiance to the ground, where Nak allegedly kicked and punched him, before both fled the scene. The fiance suffered a minor injury, according to the police report.
Bruner-Yang was arraigned this afternoon and is scheduled to appear in court in mid-July. The charges listed on the report cited by Washingtonian were simple assault and felony burglary. The chef and his publicist have not responded to requests from Eater for comment or further information.
· Toki Underground Chef Erik Bruner-Yang Arrested in Domestic Dispute [Washingtonian]