Andy Rooney’s Grandson Victim of Slashing Attack

By Mark Joyella 

The grandson of the late 60 Minutes journalist Andy Rooney has been injured in an attack on a Washington street that left him slashed in the face. WTTG-TV reports Ben Fishel was grabbed from behind while walking home and cut at least four times in the face.

“I was choked from behind,” he said. “He had me in a headlock and he obviously was a large individual because he was pulling up on me. I couldn’t breathe and he had a box cutter and he came across my chin, cut me pretty deep.”

Fishel, who once worked for Anthony Weiner and encouraged him to use Twitter, is the brother of ABC News digital journalist Justin Fishel, who wrote about his grandfather in 2011.