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Police: Man who cut victim's throat outside Greenville McDonald's identified

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Greenville police blocked off the entrance to the McDonalds on Rutherford St. (Sept. 8, 2013/FOX Carolina) Greenville police blocked off the entrance to the McDonalds on Rutherford St. (Sept. 8, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Wayne Edwards (Source: Greenville Police Dept.) Wayne Edwards (Source: Greenville Police Dept.)
Police respond to the McDonalds on Rutherford St. (Sept. 8, 2013/FOX Carolina) Police respond to the McDonalds on Rutherford St. (Sept. 8, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Greenville police said they have identified the man accused of cutting someone's throat outside of a Greenville McDonald's on Sunday.

Just after 9 a.m., police said they were looking in the area of Rutherford Road and Poinsett Highway for a man after a someone was assaulted near the McDonald's. The search was later called off.

Greenville Police spokesman Johnathan Bragg said the suspect cut the victim's throat and then took off.  Police said the incident started with an altercation between the victim and the suspect. Bragg said the victim walked into the restaurant and called for help.

Police said the victim was taken to the hospital and the suspect fled the scene.

Bragg posted on the Greenville Police Department's Facebook page that investigators had identified the man wanted in connection with the stabbing.

Wayne Edwards, 56, is wanted on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to the post.

Police described him as approximately 5'8" tall and 160 pounds. Edwards' photo was from when he was last arrested in 2009, police said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Greenville Police Tip Line at 864-271-GCPD (4273) or Greenville Crime Stoppers at 864-23-CRIME.

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