A man walked into a McDonald's in Queens on Tuesday morning, chatting on a cellphone and with a knife stuck in his back.
The man, Andrew Hardy, was apparently involved in a dispute with two individuals who have yet to be apprehended, police told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday.
“I heard everybody screaming and it was a lot of commotion,” witness Tromaine Yancey told New York’s CBS 2. “The guy came and he was standing there with a knife in his back and it was a kitchen knife.”
Officers responded to Jamaica, Queens, at about 10 a.m. Tuesday after receiving 911 calls from inside the restaurant.
“He was cool and calm. But you could tell he was shaken up,” said Michel Green of Jamaica, 43 and a friend of Hardy’s, told the New York Post. “I went to pull the knife out, but someone said, ‘No, no! It might have hit an artery!’”
Hardy, 53, was treated and released from Jamaica Hospital in Queens.
“Everybody was standing there to make sure he didn’t fall backwards on the knife,” Yancey said.
Hardy has been arrested more than 100 times, police said.
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