Detectives said the incident began with the suspect in the street yelling that someone had stolen his phone. They said he then took out a blade and started attacking people.
Police said 44-year-old Keith Patron made anti-gay slurs before taking out a razor blade and slashing a man on the elbow, face, back and neck.
The incident occurred around 7 p.m. Wednesday inside the McDonald’s on West 3rd Street and Sixth Avenue in the West Village.
The New York Post reported that a Florida mother passed through security at Newark Liberty Airport with a steak knife in her 1-year-old son’s carriage.