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Fight over Popeyes chicken sandwich ends with customer stabbed to death for reportedly cutting in line

A Maryland man was reportedly stabbed to death at a Popeyes on Monday night when a dispute about line cutting turned violent.

Prince George’s County police said they were alerted to the incident at the restaurant chain’s Oxon Hill location at around 7 p.m. The deadly altercation reportedly began when one man jumped in front of another man, leading to a fight that spilled outside and ended with one of the men being stabbed.

“We have been able to determine that preliminarily this is related to the release of the sandwich here at this restaurant. This individual was in line, a line specifically for the sale of the sandwich, when another customer and he got into an altercation. That ended with the victim being stabbed outside of the business,” police spokesperson Jennifer Donelan said during a news conference.

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WTTG reported that responding officers discovered the wounded 28-year-old man in the parking lot. He was transported to the hospital, where he died an hour later.

Law enforcement said they do not have a suspect in custody. An investigation is ongoing.

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