A man in New York was arrested on Friday after he “threatened” customers at a McDonald’s, including using a small axe, according to police.
A graphic video of the incident was filmed and posted on TikTok.
WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: A disturbing video shows a man with an ax ‘threatening’ customers at a McDonald’s.
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After the video was apparently taken down, it was re-posted and shared on Twittershowing two minutes of an incident between a man and several patrons at a fast food chain.
The video, which has received more than 14 million views, captured several incidents, including a series of fights, as well as the destruction of property.
The man in the video then removes his backpack and pulls out what appears to be a small axe.
With an ax, he smashed the end of the table in the location and broke the glass barrier. He then approached several patrons with an axe, but did not seem to cause any injury to them.
At the end of the video, after hitting one patron and approaching several others with an ax, the man appears to have left with his bike. None of the victims reported injuries, according to police.
When the video was sent, a spokesman for the New York City Police Department told NBC News that officers responded to the incident at approximately 2:25 a.m. at a McDonald’s located on Delancey Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
“Upon the arrival of the officers, witnesses at the scene reported that the suspect got into a physical argument with three unidentified men inside the location,” the spokesman said.
“The suspect took an ax out of his backpack and began to threaten unknown men. The suspect deliberately caused material damage to the institution. The man was taken into custody by the arriving officers.”
Michael Palacios, 31, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, three counts of threatening and two counts of illegal possession of a weapon.
“The safety of our customers and crew is always our top priority,” McDonald’s restaurant owner Paul Hendel said in a statement.
“We are shocked by these acts of violence committed in our restaurant and are fully cooperating with the authorities in their investigation.”
Palacios’ attorney Jamie Niskanen-Singer did not immediately respond to requests for comment.