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Shock Footage Appears to Show Panera Bread Manager Brutally Punch Female Employee in NYC Store

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"The associates who were determined to be involved no longer work for Panera.”

Footage captured by a Panera Bread customer Wednesday appears to show a manger at a New York City location physically assault a female employee.

The individual who recorded the video told Gawker the incident occurred at around 12:30 p.m. at one of the chain's Manhattan locations.

"Panera employee quit mid shift, just wasn't having it today. Threw some bag of chips on the floor, yelled, etc NBD. Manager in white shirt basically threw her out the door, she came back, and then.....this," the uploader wrote on YouTube.

The customer who witnessed the altercation told Gawker that the woman was "bleeding a little and had cuts on her hands, but seemed ok after the adrenaline wore off."

A representative for Panera Bread confirmed the incident did take place.

“Today there were reports of a physical altercation between two associates at our Park Avenue South bakery-cafe," the spokesperson told Gawker. "We have a zero tolerance policy for violence and worked swiftly with authorities to investigate. The associates who were determined to be involved no longer work for Panera.”

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