BEACON TRANSCRIPT – The Philadelphia authorities recently arrested a 35-year-old Frontier Airlines employee after he fatally stabbed one of his coworkers. Based on the police report, the incident, which occurred in Philadelphia International Airport’s recreation room, stemmed from a dispute over a light switch. The airport employee was apprehended later that day and charged with first-degree murder.
Airport Employee and Victim Were on Clean-Up Duty
John Walker, a Philadelphia police lieutenant, declared that on Thursday morning the law enforcement officials were summoned to the Philadelphia International Airport by an individual who told the emergency operator that another person was gravely injured.
Upon arriving at the airport’s E Terminal, the first responders identified 35-year-old male bleeding profusely from a stab wound to the abdomen. The victim was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery but was declared dead later that day.
Based on the police report, the victim and three other people, all of them Worldwide Flight Services employees, were in the airport’s recreation room when an argument ensued between the airport employee and his 28-year-old colleague.
According to eyewitnesses, the knife-wielding suspect was already in the recreation room when his victim entered and switched off the lights. The man got up and went to turn on the lights. Again, the other airport employee would switch them off.
A couple of minutes later, the two of them started arguing. Things got out of hand when the 35-year-old man drew a knife and stabbed his colleague in the stomach. He was able to flee before the authorities arrived.
He was later taken into custody by the airport police and charged with first-degree murder. Lieutenant Walker declared that the suspect and the victim were on clean-up duty that day. He also mentioned that both might have been on edge prior to the incident as they had to work in high temperatures.
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