NYC McDonald's worker stabbed in East Harlem

A Manhattan McDonald's worker was in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times early on Wednesday morning.

It happened at the McDonald's at E. 117th St. and 3rd Ave. in East Harlem.

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

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EMS rushed him to Harlem Hospital in critical condition.

The attacker took off before police got to the scene.

He is described as having a dark complexion with a beard and was wearing a black and green jacket.  It was covered in blood when he ran off.

The suspect was last seen headed west on E. 117th St. towards Lexington Ave.


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.