Customers and employees were frightened and shocked when a man walked into a New York City McDonald's with a kitchen knife sticking out of his back. According to CBS News on June 25, 2014, the incident happened in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, New York, early on Tuesday morning.
Per USA Today, police were looking for suspects and some sort of explanation as to what exactly happened and how the man came to have the knife in his back. He actually walked into the McDonald's and was talking on the phone while it protruded from his back and blood dripped down his back.
The victim, described as a man in his '50s, was stabbed in the back and happened to walk halfway down the New York City block to the restaurant. Witnesses did say they saw a number of men fighting on a street corner just before the McDonald's incident.
"I heard everybody screaming, and it was a lot of commotion," witness Tromaine Yancey told WCBS-TV. "The guy came in, and he was standing there with a knife sticking out of his back. It was a kitchen knife."
Another witness that works in a nearby food truck said that the stabbing came from a fight that happened on Monday afternoon. The bad feelings apparently spilled over to the next day, another fight, and the stabbing.
Customers and McDonald's employees were shocked and surprised, but made sure the man didn't pass out and fall onto his back before medical attention arrived. Upon their arrival, he was taken to Jamaica Hospital in serious condition.
The food truck worker said he didn't know the man with the knife in his back, but believed that his fight with other men may have been drug-related. Queens-resident Sean Smith said that the area has horrible drug use and even a methadone clinic.
Smith said, "As you can see, the strip is filled with crackheads."