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Crime Police arrest suspect in fatal stabbing over Popeyes chicken sandwich

16:25  14 november  2019
16:25  14 november  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

Man killed at Maryland Popeyes in fight linked to popular chicken sandwich

  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.

Man stabbed to death over Popeyes chicken sandwich . A Maryland man wanted in a fatal stabbing over a Popeyes chicken sandwich has been arrested , police said. Ricoh McClain, 30, of District Heights, Maryland, was located and taken into custody Wednesday night for murder and other

A Maryland man wanted in a fatal stabbing over a Popeyes chicken sandwich has been arrested , police said. Ricoh McClain, 30, of District Heights (MORE: Man stabbed to death after fight over Popeyes chicken sandwich , police say). McClain allegedly got into a brief argument with another

A Maryland man wanted in a fatal stabbing over a Popeyes chicken sandwich has been arrested, police said.

a close up of a busy city street: 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.© 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.

Police believe McClain is responsible for a stabbing that occurred on the evening of Nov. 4 at a Popeyes restaurant in Oxon Hill, Maryland, about 12 miles south of Washington, D.C.

Man stabbed to death outside Popeyes after fight over chicken sandwich, police say

  Man stabbed to death outside Popeyes after fight over chicken sandwich, police say 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. © 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. The stabbing happened at the fast-food chain's location in Oxon Hill, Maryland, about 12 miles south of Washington, D.C.

Police are asking for help in tracking down the suspect in the fatal stabbing outside a Maryland Popeye 's in a fight over the chain's fried chicken The unidentified man wanted for fatally stabbing 28-year-old Kevin Tyrell Davis of Oxon Hill outside of a local Popeyes , along with an unidentified

— Police on Wednesday arrested a suspect wanted in the fatal stabbing of a man outside a Popeyes restaurant in Maryland. The Prince George’s County Police Department located 30-year-old Ricoh McClain, authorities tweeted late Wednesday, one day after identifying him in the death of

(MORE: Man stabbed to death after fight over Popeyes chicken sandwich, police say)

McClain allegedly got into a brief argument with another customer who had cut the line at the fast food spot while waiting to order the chicken sandwich, a popular menu item that returned to Popeyes nationwide this month. Agreeing to take the fight outside, the two men both got out of line and walked out the front door to the parking lot. McClain allegedly stabbed the other man immediately and then fled the scene, according to police.

The victim -- identified as 29-year-old Kevin Tyrell Davis of Oxon Hill, Maryland -- suffered a single stab wound and was rushed to a local hospital, where he died soon after. There is no indication the pair knew each other prior to the confrontation, according to police.

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A Maryland man is dead after a dispute over Popeyes chicken sandwiches led to a fatal stabbing Monday night, police said. A suspect has not yet been arrested , and police are asking that witnesses who were at the Popeyes location at the time of the stabbing get in touch if they have any

A suspect who stabbed and killed a man in a fight over the wildly popular Popeyes chicken sandwich was busted by Maryland cops Thursday, police said. Davis had spent about 15 minutes “methodically” bypassing customers in a line just for the sandwich , Prince George’s County Police

"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 that night.

"For you to get that angry over anything," she added, "and to develop into this type of violence, again, is a very sad and tragic day."

a sandwich sitting on top of a wooden table: In this photo taken on Aug. 22, 2019, a chicken sandwich is seen at a Popeyes as guests wait in line, in Kyle, Texas.© Eric Gay/AP In this photo taken on Aug. 22, 2019, a chicken sandwich is seen at a Popeyes as guests wait in line, in Kyle, Texas.

Investigators identified McClain after releasing surveillance images of him while he was still at large. A Prince George's County police officer who saw the photos recognized McClain from previous run-ins. Investigators also received multiple tips from the community, police said.

Police do not believe McClain acted in self defense and have charged him with first-degree and second-degree murder, first-degree and second-degree assault, as well as reckless endangerment.

(MORE: Popeyes fatal stabbing suspect identified by police as 30-year-old Ricoh McClain)

Following the man's death, a Popeyes spokesperson told ABC News that the company was "very sad to hear about the tragedy."

"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 in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends and we are fully cooperating with local authorities."

ABC News' Julia Jacobo and Sarah Shales contributed to this report.

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