A man who complained there was too much mayonnaise on his sandwich opened fire at an Atlanta Subway restaurant, killing one employee and injuring another, police said.
A 36-year-old Atlanta man was arrested late Sunday not far from the restaurant, according to police, per The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Deputy police Chief Charles Hampton declined to release his name Monday, citing the ongoing investigation.
The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Sunday at a Subway attached to a gas station in downtown Atlanta. Police said the man argued with the two female workers and then opened fire, news outlets reported.
“What you’re seeing behind me is the result of a tragedy, a senseless tragedy that we’ve seen numerous times throughout the year where an argument leads to gunfire and now we have someone dead,” interim police Chief Darin Schierbaum told WSB-TV.
Police did not immediately release the names of the two women, and the condition of the injured woman wasn’t immediately available.
“It just breaks my heart to know that someone has the audacity to point a weapon and shoot someone for as little as too much mayonnaise on a sandwich,” restaurant co-owner Willie Glenn.
Glenn told Fox 5 Atlanta that the young son of the employee killed was in the restaurant.
“He decided to escalate the situation and from there – that’s when all hell broke loose,” Glenn said.
Mark Heim is a reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.