25/06/2014 06:35 BST | Updated 25/06/2014 10:59 BST

Man Walks Into McDonald's With A Knife Sticking Out Of His Back (PICTURES, VIDEO)

A man walks into McDonald’s, chatting on his mobile phone with a knife sticking out of his back.

No really, this isn’t some horrible joke – it really happened in a branch of the fast food chain in Queens, NY, the New York Post reported.

Andrew Hardy appeared composed in spite of the kitchen knife sticking out from between his blood-soaked shoulder blades.

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Andrew Hardy is in serious condition in hospital

One customer said she believed the 53-year-old was saying his final goodbyes to the person he was speaking to on the phone.

Tromaine Yancey told CBS Local: “He was talking to them and telling them it might be the last time he’s speaking to them.”

Witnesses claimed Hardy, who is in hospital in a serious condition, had been involved in a fight the day previously.

One said: "They came and stabbed him. They had a fight yesterday."

The incident occurred at around 10am on Tuesday morning. No arrests have been made.

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Hardy is believed to have been involved in a fight the previous day