OXON HILL, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - A fight over someone cutting in line lead to a fatal stabbing Monday night at a Maryland Popeyes.
According to police, the fight initially began in line when a man cut in front of another man and then the altercation escalated and spilled outside where one of the men was stabbed.
"We have been able to determine, preliminarily, that this is related to the release of the sandwich here at this restaurant... this individual was in line specifically for the sale of the sandwich when another customer and he got into an altercation and that ended with the victim being stabbed outside of the business," said PGPD Director of Media Relations Jennifer Donelan late Monday.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 28-year-old man in the parking lot suffering from stab wounds.
He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries about an hour after the stabbing.
Police are hoping the suspect turns himself in. An investigation is underway.
On Tuesday, a Popeyes spokesperson spoke to FOX Business:
"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. Our thoughts are with the victim's family and friends and we are fully cooperating with local authorities."