OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal stabbing over a chicken sandwich at a Popeyes (all times local):
Authorities are trying to identify a suspect they say fatally stabbed a customer who cut in line for a chicken sandwich at a Popeyes in Maryland.
Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski told reporters Tuesday that the detectives believe 28-year-old Kevin Tyrell Davis of Oxon Hill was systematically cutting in line for 15 minutes before another customer confronted him and an argument spilled outside the restaurant.
Stawinski said investigators believe Davis was fatally stabbed once Monday night.
Police are circulating surveillance video of the unidentified suspect and of a woman who apparently was with him and are asking for the public's help in identifying him.
Popeyes resumed selling its chicken sandwich Sunday. It was first released in August, and the chain credited popular demand to its supply selling out that month.
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A man fatally stabbed another customer outside of a Maryland Popeyes restaurant in a fight over the recently rereleased chicken sandwich, police say.
The two men were waiting in line at an Oxon Hill Popeyes on Monday night when one of the men accused the other of cutting in front of him in a line specifically for ordering chicken sandwiches, Prince George's County police spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan told news outlets. The fight then spilled outside where one of the men stabbed the other, according to police.
The 28-year-old victim was from the Washington area, police say. He was taken to a hospital, where he died less than an hour later.
Police are still looking for the suspect and have called on him to surrender, Donelan added.
The victim and the suspect's identities haven't been released.
Popeye's resumed selling its chicken sandwich on Sunday. First released Aug. 12, the chain credited popular demand to its supply selling out by the end of that month. It's also been credited with causing long lines and hourslong waits across the county.