An Airport Employee Fatally Stabbed a Co-Worker at Philadelphia International Airport

May 3, 2018

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An airport employee fatally stabbed a coworker at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on Thursday morning.

The Philadelphia Police Department says the incident occurred in the airport’s Terminal E.

“Preliminary reports are stating that there was a stabbing at Gate E6 in the secure area between two employees,” Philadelphia Police told TPG. “One victim was transported to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and pronounced dead. One male is in police custody. No passengers were involved.”

Early media reports identified the suspect as a Frontier Airlines employee. Frontier, however, says the incident was between two workers employed by Worldwide Flight Services, an aviation services contractor that serves more than 145 airports around the world.

“The Frontier Airlines family is saddened to learn about this event and our hearts go out to those touched by the tragedy,” a spokesperson for the airline told TPG. “We have reached out to WFS to assist them in any way possible as they deal with this incident.”

Frontier referred TPG to WFS for questions regarding the fatal stabbing, but a WFS representative could not be immediately reached for comment.

A Philadelphia International Airport representative referred all questions to the Philadelphia Police Department, which said the investigation is ongoing.

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