Female bartender stabbed to death in front of horrified patrons

QUEENS, NY – A horrific scene unfolded in a local Irish pub as an employee was fatally stabbed by her boyfriend, who then turned the knife on himself, according to authorities. The incident took place just after happy hour, leaving patrons in shock.

Sarah McNally, a 41-year-old Irish immigrant, was pronounced dead at the hospital following the attack at the Céilí House pub in Queens around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. The New York Police Department reports that a 36-year-old man, identified as McNally’s boyfriend, was also transported to the hospital in critical condition with self-inflicted stab wounds to his head and neck.

Eyewitnesses recounted the chilling scene, with one female patron telling reporters that McNally was simply conversing when her boyfriend entered and stabbed her. The man then reportedly attempted to harm himself.

The motive behind the brutal attack remains unclear. Although there was no known history of domestic violence between the couple, the man had previous arrests for domestic violence, according to sources. Charges are pending as he recovers from his injuries.

McNally, originally from Longford, Ireland, was remembered by patrons as a kind and helpful individual. Before moving to the United States, she had worked as a corrections officer in her home country. The tragedy has left the community in shock, with one regular customer stating he still cannot believe or picture the incident.

The investigation is ongoing, with police having to use stun guns on the assailant when he refused to drop his weapons. The incident has left a mark on the local community, with residents expressing concerns about increasing crime in the area.