SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Police in upstate New York say a Dunkin’ Donuts employee used pepper spray on a co-worker following an argument.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office say the altercation happened at a Syracuse Dunkin’ Donuts Sunday afternoon. Authorities say the employee sprayed another employee in the face after an argument. Police say the worker then fled the scene.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for an evaluation. Police say no customers were harmed.

The Dunkin’ Donuts was temporarily closed.

Deputies are currently searching for the other employee.

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