A man walked into a Queens McDonald’s Tuesday morning with a knife stuck in his back and shirt soaked in blood.
The incident occurred around 10 a.m. Tuesday at the McDonald’s on Sutphin Boulevard and 91st Street in Jamaica.
Andrew Hardy, 53-years old appeared remarkably composed as he paced about the McDonald’s restaurant, witnesses said.
“I’m pretty sure he was on the phone talking to somebody in his family or a loved one,” witness Tromaine Yancey told WCBS/Channel 2. “He was talking to them and telling them it might be the last time he’s speaking to them, he just wanted them to hear his voice.”
Yancey said worried customers put down their food and was helping to keep Hardy steady on his feet until medics could arrive.
“Everybody was standing there to make sure he didn’t fall backwards on the knife,” she said.
The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital, but released later in the day.
He told The Post Tuesday night that he was attacked from behind and was just glad that he survived.
“I’m blessed to be alive,” Hardy said. “It was just a fight and it escalated into something bigger. They hit me from behind, so I couldn’t see them — but I have an idea who it was.”
“They could have killed him,” his mother, Alice Hardy, 78, told The Post. “I had just come from a funeral — and when I got the call about him, I thought I’d have to go to another!”
Police are looking to speak with two men who they believe had stabbed Hardy. The man who stabbed Hardy was wearing a white shirt.
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