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An employee at a manufacturing company in Tallahassee stabbed five of his co-workers after a dispute on Wednesday morning, the police said. An employee at a manufacturing company in Tallahassee, Fla., stabbed five of his co-workers after a dispute on Wednesday morning, the police said.
One of the workers was in serious condition and the rest were in good or fair condition, according to a spokeswoman for a local hospital, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.One of the workers was in serious condition and the rest were in good or fair condition, according to a spokeswoman for a local hospital, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.
Police officers responded to a call of a stabbing at Dyke Industries, which manufactures doors, around 8:35 a.m., said Steven D. Outlaw, the interim chief of the Tallahassee Police Department.Police officers responded to a call of a stabbing at Dyke Industries, which manufactures doors, around 8:35 a.m., said Steven D. Outlaw, the interim chief of the Tallahassee Police Department.
The suspect, Antwann D. Brown, 41, had been working at the company for about three months, according to preliminary information gathered by the police. He clocked in at 8 a.m., but quickly got into a verbal dispute and was told to clock out, the authorities said. Instead, he brandished a small folding knife and attacked, appearing to seek out certain victims, Chief Outlaw said.The suspect, Antwann D. Brown, 41, had been working at the company for about three months, according to preliminary information gathered by the police. He clocked in at 8 a.m., but quickly got into a verbal dispute and was told to clock out, the authorities said. Instead, he brandished a small folding knife and attacked, appearing to seek out certain victims, Chief Outlaw said.
Chief Outlaw credited other workers with stopping Mr. Brown. After the stabbing, several employees “armed themselves with whatever they could” and held him at bay until the police arrived, he said.Chief Outlaw credited other workers with stopping Mr. Brown. After the stabbing, several employees “armed themselves with whatever they could” and held him at bay until the police arrived, he said.
Mr. Brown was apprehended about a block away from the job site, Chief Outlaw said.Mr. Brown was apprehended about a block away from the job site, Chief Outlaw said.
The attack unfolded on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, as Chief Outlaw, Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials attended a ceremony honoring the victims, held at a nearby firehouse. The timing raised the specter of terrorism when the initial reports came in, Chief Outlaw said, but it quickly became clear that it was a workplace dispute.The attack unfolded on the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, as Chief Outlaw, Gov. Ron DeSantis and other officials attended a ceremony honoring the victims, held at a nearby firehouse. The timing raised the specter of terrorism when the initial reports came in, Chief Outlaw said, but it quickly became clear that it was a workplace dispute.
The company’s site says that it runs 15 distribution outlets serving the Southeast, providing wood, steel and fiberglass doors and other items, and that it is the corporate successor to two millwork manufacturing companies that date to 1866. Representatives of the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The company’s site says that it runs 15 distribution outlets serving the Southeast, providing wood, steel and fiberglass doors and other items, and that it is the corporate successor to two millwork manufacturing companies that date to 1866. Representatives of the company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Shortly after the attack, some news outlets erroneously reported that the stabbing had taken place at a Coca-Cola bottling plant next door to the company.Shortly after the attack, some news outlets erroneously reported that the stabbing had taken place at a Coca-Cola bottling plant next door to the company.
Linda Sewell, a spokeswoman for Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, said that no Coca-Cola employees were involved and that operations at the plant were continuing as normal.Linda Sewell, a spokeswoman for Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, said that no Coca-Cola employees were involved and that operations at the plant were continuing as normal.