A Jack in the Box employee suffered several stab wounds after a dispute about a closed dining area, California police say.
The attack took place at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at a Jack in the Box restaurant in Winnetka, Los Angeles police told McClatchy News.
A man approached an employee outside the restaurant and demanded entry to the dining area, which was closed for the night, police said.
The worker, who was on a break, refused to let the man inside, police told KTLA.
An argument ensued, and the man stabbed the worker, then ran away, police said. The employee was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
Responding officers were unable to find the attacker, who remains on the loose, police said.
Winnetka is about 25 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.