A man was stabbed to death Monday night outside a Popeyes restaurant during a fight over the fast-food chain's now-famous chicken sandwich, Maryland police said.
Jennifer Donelan, director of media relations for Prince George & # 39; s County Police Department, told USA TODAY that a choking started inside a Popeyes in Oxon Hill and moved outside. She said an adult man was found with stab wounds and rushed to the hospital, where he died.
In a speech with reporters at the scene, Donelan confirmed that the fight was " related to the release of sandwiches."
"This person was in line, a line specifically for selling sandwiches, when another customer and he came in an altercation," she said. "It ended up being the victim being stabbed outside the business."
She added, "Some cut in front of the other. For you to get angry all over, for that kind of anger to develop into this kind of violence, again, is a very sad and tragic day."  Donelan said the victim was a 28-year-old man. The suspect in the stabbing is also a man. She could not confirm whether the man left the scene on foot or by car. Police are asking everyone at the restaurant at that time to "come forward and talk to our detectives."
"Knowing these details and knowing what happened here and knowing that a life was taken … it's hard to put into words," Donelan said. "I can't find the right words to describe what the man did to this innocent victim."
Popeyes did not immediately respond to the United States in DAG's request for comment Monday night.