The suspect began harassing and arguing with employees inside the restaurant on 3rd Avenue and East 117th Street at about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday.
It is believed that he had trouble ordering food from a stall and went to the counter to speak with a manager when they started arguing.
The 31-year-old victim, who works in the kitchen, came out with a broom handle or cane in her hand to defend the cane and was stabbed several times, including three times in the back, once in the arm and twice in the left. Temple with square cutter.
He was taken to hospital in critical condition but said to be in stable condition.
The suspect fled west on 117 East Street. He was described as a man of 5’11 or 6’0, wearing a black and green jacket.
This is the second time this year that a fast-food worker has been assaulted. In January, a Burger King employee Crystal Byron Nevis was shot dead Just around the corner.
“It’s a real risk here in terms of staying open late at night and that’s a huge problem and those companies are going to have to balance that with their employees,” said Robert Boyce, a former NYPD chief of detectives. “Five people were working there when that happened.”
McDonald’s owner/operator Bruce Coley issued the following statement:
“We are shocked and appalled by this senseless and gratuitous attack on one of our employees. The safety of our employees and customers is our top priority. We will continue to cooperate with the NYPD and support our colleague and friend as they recover.”
Locals said more efforts should be done to protect employees.
“They need to provide more protection to all these workers because they are risking their lives,” Elizabeth Rodriguez said. “Make money, make you rich, so the least you can do is make them safe.”
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