Fast food manager stabbed by former employee demanding paycheck at Gold Coast restaurant

When the manager told the man he could not provide the check, the man jumped over the counter and began attacking him with a boxcutter, Chicago police said.

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A fast-food manager was stabbed by a former employee who came into a Gold Coast restaurant demanding a paycheck Thursday evening on the North Side.

The 27-year-old manager was working in the first block of East Chicago Avenue when a 47-year-old man entered about 10:25 p.m., according to Chicago police.

When the manager told the man he could not provide the check, the man jumped over the counter and began attacking him with a boxcutter, police said.

The manager suffered two lacerations to the back of the head and one to the arm, according to police. He was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition, police said.

The 47-year-old man fled and was not in custody, police said. He wore all black and was about 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds with a light beard.

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