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OXON HILL, Md. (Meredith/AP) -- A man stabbed another customer to death outside of a Maryland Popeyes in a fight over the restaurant's wildly popular chicken sandwich, police say.

The two men were waiting in line at an Oxon Hill Popeyes on Monday night when one of the men accused the other of cutting in front of him in a line specifically for ordering chicken sandwiches, Prince George's County police spokeswoman Jennifer Donelan told news outlets. The fight then spilled outside where one of the men stabbed the other, according to police.

The 28-year-old victim was from the Washington area, police say. He was taken to a hospital, where he died less than an hour later.

Police are still looking for the suspect and have called on him to surrender, Donelan added. The victim and the suspect's identities haven't been released.

An employee told FOX45 that the restaurant is now closed.

Popeyes' chicken sandwich was sold out for weeks after a social media frenzy helped the sandwich to explode into popularity. 

The sandwich finally made a comeback at the beginning of November, seemingly maintaining its popularity despite its short disappearance.

This incident is not the first act of violence seemingly caused by the sandwich's popularity. One restaurant location was threatened by a group of people with a gun for running out of sandwiches. Another man even sued a restaurant location for running out of the chicken sandwich. 

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