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LOWER EAST SIDE, Manhattan (PIX11) — A man started swinging around an axe in a Manhattan McDonald’s early Friday after getting into a fight with three people, police said Saturday.
The NYPD got a call around 2:25 a.m. about a fight in the McDonald’s on Delancey Street on the Lower East Side. Witnesses told police that Micahel Palacios, 31, got into a fight with three unknown men. A video with over 13 million views on Twitter shows Palacios going into his backpack and removing an axe, according to police. Then, officials said he started swinging the axe, breaking tables, shattering glass, and threatening the three men.
Police found a knife in his backpack, officials said. He was arrested on the following charges:
- Criminal mischief
- Three counts of menacing
- Two counts of Criminal possession of a weapon
No injuries were reported by the victims.
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