Pickup truck attack | Man charged after driving pickup truck into diners at Mikoto Japanese restaurant in Fayetteville

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WTVD) – Fayetteville police have arrested a man in connection with a late-night incident that injured customers sitting outside a restaurant.

Police said the investigation began after they were dispatched to a call at around 12:18 a.m. at Mikoto Japanese Restaurant on Raeford Road. The caller told 911 that there had been a shooting.

During the investigation, officers determined that 22-year-old Joshua Hunt had been involved in some kind of altercation with customers at Mikoto’s Outdoor Dining.

According to police witnesses, Hunt drove a pickup truck into the rest area, hitting customers. He then put it in reverse and hit them again.

Police confirm that someone outside fired shots at Hunt’s truck.

Two customers who were hit by the truck were taken to the hospital with injuries, and the third customer refused to go to the hospital.

According to police, Hunt was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to murder, causing serious bodily injury, one count each of assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury, damage to real property and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

He was booked into the Cumberland County Jail on a $300,000 bond.

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Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Fayetteville/Cumberland County Crime Stoppers at (910) 483-8477.

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Pickup truck attack | Man charged after driving pickup truck into diners at Mikoto Japanese restaurant in Fayetteville

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