Break Room Light Argument Ends With Fatal Stabbing on Tarmac

Co-worker allegedly killed man at Philadelphia airport
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 3, 2018 7:00 PM CDT
Break Room Light Argument Ends With Fatal Stabbing on Tarmac
In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo, US Airways jets prepare for flight at their gates at Philadelphia International Airport, in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Authorities say an argument over a break room light led to a deadly stabbing involving three workers at Philadelphia International airport, the AP reports. The stabbing occurred around 11:30am Thursday near Gate E6 in what city police say was a "secure area"; NBC Philadelphia says it was a break room for Worldwide Flight Services, an airplane cleaning contractor for Frontier Airlines, that is located on the tarmac. The men's names weren't released. Police say one worker turned off a break room light, angering another worker. The third worker soon pulled out a knife, cutting one of the men across the abdomen. The 28-year-old stabbing victim was pronounced dead at a hospital. Authorities say the two other workers ran off but were soon confronted by police. It wasn't clear what charges they may face. (More stabbing stories.)

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