Man killed at Maryland Popeyes in fight linked to popular chicken sandwich
The stabbing occurred one day after Popeyes began selling its fried chicken sandwich again.A spokeswoman for the Prince George’s Police Department said the victim, who has not been identified, was stabbed at a restaurant in Oxon Hill, outside Washington D.C.
A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death at a Popeyes in Maryland on Monday night after a fight over the restaurant's chicken sandwich, police said.
The stabbing happened at the fast-food chain's location in Oxon Hill, Maryland, about 12 miles south of Washington, D.C. Two men began arguing apparently after one accused the other of cutting in front of him in line while waiting to order the chicken sandwich, a popular menu item that returned to Popeyes restaurants nationwide on Sunday.
Man dies after stabbing in Maryland Popeyes; fight over chicken sandwich, sources say
A man was fatally stabbed Monday evening while inside a Maryland Popeyes following a fight over a chicken sandwich, a source told Fox News. © FoxNews.com Police investigate stabbing at Popeyes. Prince George's County police said they received reports of a fight at a Popeyes location in the 6200 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, Md., on Monday at around 7 p.m. Oxon Hill is about 20 minutes from Washington, D.C.PIO on scene of a fatal stabbing in the 6200 block of Livingston Road. pic.twitter.
The squabble spilled into the parking lot outside the packed restaurant where one of the men was stabbed. Police were called to the scene around 7 p.m. local time, and the victim was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.
"Our homicide detectives are hard at work on this one, but we have been able to determine preliminary that this is related to the release of the sandwich here at this restaurant," Prince George's County police spokesperson Jennifer Donelan told reporters at a press conference Monday night.
"For you to get that angry over anything," Donelan added, "and to develop into this type of violence, again, is a very sad and tragic day."
Man stabbed to death outside of Maryland Popeyes over new chicken sandwich
Police are investigating after a 28-year-old man was fatally stabbed outside of an Oxon Hill Popeyes' store on Monday night. Prince George's County Police said they were called to the 6200 block of Livingston Rd. around 7 p.m. on Monday night, where they found a man with multiple stab wounds in the parking lot. According to preliminary evidence collected by PGPD, the individual was in line for the popular chicken sandwich that was re-released yesterday when an argument broke out. Authorities say their preliminary findings deduct that one man cut in front of the other, prompting the argument.
The suspect is still at large, and police are asking for the public's help in identifying him.
"We are looking for a male, and that male knows who he is," Donelan said. "He knows what he did here tonight, and he needs to do the right thing and he needs to step up and turn himself in."
Popeyes was "very sad to hear about the tragedy," a company spokesperson told ABC News in a statement.
"We do not yet know whether this was the result of a dispute over one of our products or something unrelated, but there is no reason for someone to lose their life on a Monday night in a parking lot," the spokesperson said. "Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends and we are fully cooperating with local authorities.”
ABC News' Sarah Shales contributed to this report.
Police arrest suspect in fatal stabbing over Popeyes chicken sandwich .
A Maryland man wanted in a fatal stabbing over a Popeyes chicken sandwich has been arrested, police said. © WJLA Police say a man was stabbed to death outside a Popeyes restaurant in Oxon Hill, Md., after an argument that started while people were in line to buy chicken sandwiches, Nov. 4, 2019. Ricoh McClain, 30, of District Heights, Maryland, was located and taken into custody Wednesday night for murder and other charges, according to the Prince George's County Police Department. No further details were immediately released.