MANHATTAN, N.Y. — A man accused of stabbing a McDonald's worker with a box cutter in East Harlem last week was arrested and charged late Monday, according to the NYPD.
Ezekiel Dunn-Jennings, 28, of East Harlem, was charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the incident, police said.
Dunn-Jennings is accused of attacking the worker at the McDonald’s at East 117th Street and Third Avenue just after midnight last Wednesday.
Police said the incident began when Dunn-Jennings got into an argument with another employee at the restaurant. The 31-year-old victim was injured while trying to intervene.
The victim was transported to Harlem Hospital in critical but stable condition.
The second employee was not injured, and the suspect fled the scene before officers arrived.
Authorities noted that the incident happened just blocks away from a Burger King where a 19-year-old worker was shot and killed during an attempted robbery in January.
The suspect in that case, 30-year-old Winston Glynn, was arraigned on murder charges in early March.