New Orleans police on Wednesday said they jailed the man they believe stabbed two people at a McDonald's restaurant in the 700 block of Canal Street four days earlier, killing one of them.
Danny Jackson, 56, is accused in the slaying of 18-year-old Tavis Robertson as well as the wounding of another unidentified man.
Police have said Robertson was killed after he and the other stabbing victim had gotten into some kind of altercation with their attacker in the bathroom of the restaurant about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Robertson had stab wounds to his chest and face, and he died after being taken to a hospital for treatment, police said.
The second victim had a stab wound to his chest, and he was also taken to a hospital for treatment.
Officials on Wednesday said they used surveillance camera footage to determine that Jackson had chased Robertson and the other victim out of the restaurant at the time of the deadly double stabbing.
Jackson will be booked on at least one count of second-degree murder, police spokeswoman Ambria Washington said Wednesday. In Louisiana, that crime is punishable with life imprisonment.
New Orleans court records show Jackson had been sentenced in 2002 to 15 years in prison as a habitual offender following a guilty plea in a purse snatching case.
No other details were immediately available.