On Monday, one day after the nationwide return of the Popeyes chicken sandwich, a man was stabbed to death in what officials believe to have been an altercation over the infamous sandwich.
According to CNN, the incident occurred around 7 p.m. after an argument that started inside the Maryland restaurant spilled onto the street. Police say the argument is believed to have been over someone cutting in line.
“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.”
Upon arrival, officials found the 28-year-old victim in the parking lot with stab wounds. He was then transported to a local hospital, where he later died. In the meantime, officials are still looking for the suspect, the publication reports.
“For you to get that angry over anything… and to develop into this type of violence, again, is a very sad and tragic day,” George’s County Police spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan said in a news conference on Monday. “We are looking for a male, and that male knows who he is. He knows what he did here tonight, and he needs to do the right things, and he needs to step up and turn himself in.”