OXON HILL, Md. (WJZ) — A man was fatally stabbed outside a Prince George’s County Popeyes restaurant Monday evening over the release of a new chicken sandwich, officials said.
Police said the fatal stabbing happened around 7 p.m. at the Popeye’s restaurant in the 6200 block of Livingston Road.
Officers were called to the scene for a report of a fight, and when they arrived they found a 28-year-old man in the parking lot with multiple stab wounds.
Prelim: Around 7:00pm, officers responded to 6200 block of Livingston Road for a fight call. Once on scene, they discovered an adult male in the parking lot suffering from stab wounds. The male was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
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The man was taken to an area hospital where he later died, police said.
At a news conference Monday night, Prince George’s County Police spokesperson Jennifer Donelan said the fight involved two men who were in line for the release of a new chicken sandwich. It appears one may have cut in line in front of the other, she said.
“We have been able to determine that preliminarily that this is related to the release of the sandwich here at this restaurant,” Donelan said.
Officials are asking anyone with information to call Prince George’s County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-411-TIPS.