James Muse arrested for throwing boiling water on co-worker, police say

(Photo: Arlington County Police)

An argument between two employees at a Ballston cafe literally became heated when one threw a pot of boiling water on the other, causing second-degree burns to his face, back and chest, according to police.

Police say the victim grabbed a knife in self-defense, but another co-worker broke up the fight.

James Muse, 55, was placed in handcuffs. Charges are pending against him.

It happened around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday at Mary's Cafe on Wilson Blvd.

The victim was taken to MedStar for treatment. He is expected to be released today.