NYC McDonald's stabbing suspect under arrest

A man wanted in connection with a vicious stabbing of a Manhattan McDonald's worker has been arrested.

The NYPD says that 28-year-old Ezekiel Dunn-Jennings was arrested late Monday evening.  He faces attempted murder, assault, and a weapons charge.

The attack happened just after midnight on Wednesday at the McDonald's at E. 117th St. and 3rd Ave. in East Harlem.

The 31-year-old worker was stabbed multiple times with a box cutter during some sort of dispute with a customer. He suffered injuries to his neck, chest, and face.

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EMS rushed him to Harlem Hospital in critical condition.

The attacker took off before police got to the scene.  He was later identified as Dunn-Jennings.  It was unclear if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.


The stabbing happened around the corner from a Burger King where an employee was shot to death two months ago.

19-year-old cashier Kristal Bayron-Nieves was killed on Jan. 9, 2022.

Authorities say that Winston Glynn entered the Burger King on 116th Street off Lexington Avenue and pistol-whipped the manager and one of two customers in the restaurant. He then demanded money.

Bayron-Nieves gave him $100 but he still shot her in the stomach before stealing the manager's phone and taking off.