Cincinnati Zoo violence leads to charges against 2 Central Kentucky men

Malik Abdul-Rauf
Malik Abdul-Rauf Hamilton County Jail

Two Central Kentucky men were arrested in connection to a stabbing last month at the Cincinnati Zoo.

WLWT-5 reported that Malik Abdul-Rauf, 40, of Nicholsville and Mark Lanham, 22, of Georgetown each turned themselves in to police.

Lanham, who turned himself in earlier in the week, said it was Abdul-Rauf who assaulted the 22-year-old man from Dayton, Ohio. He was released from jail on Wednesday

Abdul-Rauf turned himself in on Wednesday and is being held in the Hamilton County Jail. He is accused of attacking the Dayton man with a box cutter, stabbing him in the neck.

Both were charged with felony assault.

According to the WLWT report, there was an altercation before the stabbing but the men were strangers.