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A man was stabbed to death over an issue in the chicken sandwich line at a Popeyes in Maryland, sources told police. The suspect remains on the loose.
The man was stabbed about 7 p.m. Monday at the Popeyes in the 6200 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, Prince George's County police said.
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According to a preliminary investigation, an argument started inside the restaurant when one man cut in front of another man in a line specifically designated for those ordering the wildly popular chicken sandwiches that returned to Popeyes restaurants Sunday, police said.
The argument spilled outside, where one man stabbed another, police said. Responding officers found the victim in the parking lot suffering from stab wounds, police said.
He was taken to a hospital, where he died less than an hour later. He was 28 years old.
“Knowing these details and knowing what happened here and knowing that a life was taken, it is hard to put into words; I can’t find the right words, to describe what this man did to this innocent victim,” police spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan said.
“And it’s grown people,” an employee told News4. “That’s just dumb. You’re grown, fighting over a chicken sandwich. That’s kid stuff.”
Police spent hours at the crime scene Monday night and are trying to identify a suspect. There were many people in the restaurant at the time. Anyone with information that can help should call 1-866-411-TIPS.
Police pleaded with the culprit to do the right thing and turn himself in to police.