A young man was stabbed in the middle of a fight with three men who broke out in a McDonald’s restaurant by Midtown West Manhattan yesterday afternoon. NYPD is looking for suspects.
A young man was stabbed in the middle of a fight that broke out at a McDonald’s restaurant in Midtown Manhattan yesterday afternoon.
The 27-year-old victim got into a fight with at least three men at the restaurant located at 8th Ave. and W. 56th St., three blocks south of Columbus Circle, around 4:45 p.m. Monday, police said. During the altercation, the unidentified man was stabbed in the buttocks.
Doctors took him to New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center in stable condition. Police were still trying to track down the three attackers who fled the restaurant last night, the Daily News reported. The reason for the dispute and the possible relationship between the victim and the suspects are not clear.
No arrests have been made or suspects identified. Anyone with information should call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also through crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by text to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential.
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In a similar case, a 15-year-old boy was rushed to a hospital in Queens in November after being stabbed inside a McDonald’s restaurant.
In October, one subject stabbed another in an unprovoked attack outside a McDonald’s restaurant on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. That event occurred outside the same establishment where a man had terrorized those present with an ax in September.
Also that month a 19-year-old was shot and killed outside a McDonald’s restaurant in broad daylight yesterday in Hempstead, Long Island.
In late August, a Wendy’s restaurant employee in Brooklyn was seriously injured after being stabbed in the chest by a co-worker. Earlier that month a 23-year-old McDonald’s worker was shot in the neck in Brooklyn and died after spending three days brain dead and on life support. The son of a client who had complained because his fries were cold was arrested as a suspect, according to witnesses.
In March, a customer was severely beaten during a robbery at a McDonald’s in Midtown Manhattan. Also that month in another restaurant of that chain in East Harlem, the Hispanic employee Ángel Miguel Salazar (23) was stabbed.
That stabbing happened exactly two months later and one block from the Burger King restaurant where a former employee returned to rob and fatally shot 19-year-old worker Krystal Bayron Nieves in January 2022.
This article is authored by El Diario.