PBSO: 68-year-old man attacked surfer with knife near Lake Worth pier

A 68-year-old Lake Worth man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly attacked a surfer with a knife on Lake Worth Municipal Beach, according to an arrest report.

Dung Nquyen

Dung Nquyen

Dung Nquven became upset after the surfer became entangled in his fishing line, the report said.

Nquven is facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $3,000 bond.

The 53-year-old surfer was around 200 feet from the Lake Worth Pier at 8 a.m. when he became entangled in Nquven’s fishing line, the report said. The line was still connected to Nquven’s fishing pole.

The report states that it took the surfer 10 minutes to untangle the line. During that time, Nquven was allegedly throwing objects at the surfer.

Nquven ran at the surfer with a knife once he emerged from the water onto the beach, the report said. The victim ran back into the water in fear of his life, he told Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies.

Nquven threw the knife, which was five inches long, into the water, the report said.


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