A Wrigleyville Taco Bell employee was reportedly stabbed by his manager during a dispute about a woman.
Police said officers were called to the fast food restaurant around 6:30 a .m. in the 1100 block of West Addison, where a 21-year-old man had been stabbed during a verbal dispute with another man.
The dispute “turned physical” and the man pulled out a knife before stabbing the 21-year-old in the stomach, according to authorities.
The employee was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition. He refused to press charges, police said.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the store’s manager, a man in his 40s, was involved in an ongoing argument about a woman with the victim before the stabbing.
“We’re shocked and saddened to hear of this incident and are hopeful that the team member recovers quickly,” Taco Bell said in a statement. “Our franchisee takes the safety and well-being of guests and team members seriously and is fully cooperating with authorities in their investigation.”