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Madman In Ax Attack At NYC McDonald’s Released Without Bail

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  • An accused jilted madman who flew into an ax-wielding rage at a Lower East Side McDonald’s was released without bail at his arraignment, authorities said Sunday.
  • Michael Palacios, 31, who allegedly grabbed an ax and trashed the Delancey Street fast-food joint in a fit early Friday, was arraigned on fourth-degree criminal-mischief and possession-of-weapons charges hours later and freed, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.
  • Neither charge is eligible for bail under the state’s lenient criminal-justice reforms.

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