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
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)

(Newser) – 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.

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