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Man fatally stabbed in dispute involving a Popeyes chicken sandwich in Maryland

A man was fatally stabbed Nov. 4 following an altercation involving a chicken sandwich at a Popeyes in Prince George’s County, Md., according to police. (Video: Prince George’s County Police Department)

A 28-year-old man was fatally stabbed Monday night during an argument involving a chicken sandwich at a Popeyes restaurant in Prince George’s County, Md., police said.

The dispute began when one man cut in front of another in a line specifically for ordering a sandwich, said Jennifer Donelan, spokeswoman for the county police. Popeyes resumed selling its popular sandwich Sunday.

It could not be learned which of the two men was stabbed.

Authorities were called to the restaurant in the 6200 block of Livingston Road in the Oxon Hill area about 7 p.m. after a fight was reported. The fight spilled outside the restaurant where the stabbing occurred.

The victim was described as a resident of the Washington area. He was taken to a hospital, where he died less than an hour after the dispute broke out, Donelan said.

The Popeyes chicken sandwich was highly popular this summer, with a sales volume that caused the chain to exhaust its initial inventory by late August.

Donelan said police are looking for the assailant and called on him to turn himself in.

“For you to get that angry over anything; for that type of anger to develop into this type of violence . . . is a very sad and tragic day,” Donelan said.

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