A McDonald’s manager in Des Moines, Wash., stabbed a man in the chest after he was attacked by a group of five people on Saturday afternoon, according to police.

The McDonald’s manager had asked the man and his friends to leave the restaurant at around 2:30 p.m., but they reportedly refused.

Instead, the group allegedly began shouting and attacking the manager, battering him with punches and kicks as employees and customers looked on.

“He was basically attacked by the group,” said Doug Jenkins, the Des Moines Police Commander, in a statement obtained by The Seattle Times.

“They punched him, they kicked him, they dragged him down.”

The manager then allegedly produced a pocket knife and stabbed one of his attackers in the chest, police added. Officers arrived on the scene shortly thereafter, and the injured attacker was taken to the Harborview Medical Center in Des Moines. His condition is not yet known, police say.

The manager himself suffered bruises and minor injuries. He and other witnesses reportedly cooperated with the authorities. No charges were immediately filed.

In the wake of the incident, the management of the Des Moines McDonald’s issued a statement obtained by KOMO News.

"The safety of our customers and our people is of the upmost [sic] importance. This is now a police matter and we ask that all questions are differed to local law enforcement."


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