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Providence (WLNE)- North Smithfield police are asking residents to help identify a suspect in an alleged assault on a McDonald's employee.

According to police, a woman left her car at the drive-thru window following a verbal argument with an employee.

The argument then escalated into a physical assault on the employee.

The suspect fled in a dark colored sedan, police said.

The McDonald's is located at 12 Eddie Dowling Highway, N. Smithfield.

Napoli Management, the owners of the McDonald's, issued a statement in support of police and the employee:

“The safety of our crew and customers is always our top priority. We are cooperating with local authorities as their investigation continues and encourage anyone with information to contact the North Smithfield Police Department.”

Any information can left with Detective Steve Donovan at 401-762-1212

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