Prince George County Police spokesperson Jennifer Donelan said the fight involved two men who were in line for the release of a new chicken sandwich. He had been in line for a chicken sandwich when he and another man got into an argument, which spilled onto the street, Donelan said. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died from his injuries.
According to reports, the unidentified 28-year-old was stabbed to death outside of the restaurant in Oxon Hill, outside Washington D.C., following an altercation over the super popular fried chicken sandwich. At some point, the victim was stabbed and the suspect fled the scene. Police are urging anyone who was there to come forward and speak to detectives, she said.
Donelan added that the incident was "extremely difficult" to put into words.
"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 Monday night outside the restaurant.More news: Gomes leaves hospital to begin long road to recovery
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And, there have been other fights around the country where people seemed to be competing rather than just standing in line for a chicken sandwich.
© Eric Gay/AP In this photo taken on August 22, 2019, a chicken sandwich is seen at a Popeyes as guests wait in line, in Kyle, Texas. "He knows what he did here tonight and he needs to do the right thing and he needs to step up and he needs to turn himself in", Donelan stressed.
Popeyes announced last week that, after a two-month hiatus, it would begin selling the sandwiches again on Sunday, "and people are losing their minds", CNN reported.