US Airways Stabbing Leads To Death After Employee Argument Escalates In Arizona

Stacy Carey

A US Airways stabbing in Arizona has left one person dead. The incident happened at the US Airways Jeffrey D. McClelland Flight Center and reportedly involved two technicians at the property near Sky Harbor International Airport.

ABC 15 shares that the US Airways stabbing involved two flight simulator technicians who were employed at the flight center. The two got into a fight of some sort, although few details have been released about the incident so far. The facility is a training center for US Airways employees, and it is just west of the Phoenix airport.

According to 12 News, the fight between the technicians happened early Wednesday. One technician stabbed the other with something sharp, and the victim was taken to the hospital. The victim has since died, and the alleged attacker has been detained by the police. Authorities indicate that the suspect has been cooperating.

Reports indicate that airport operations were not affected by the US Airways stabbing. Authorities at this point are not releasing any details regarding the argument or the names of either party involved. In addition, there have been no charges filed yet, and there is no word about whether any might be coming or when.

It seems that the US Airways stabbing happened in a hallway near the flight simulator area, details USA Today. The flight simulator area is not connected to the passenger terminals, and the facility is located near Buckeye Road and 19th Street in Phoenix.

Though details remain sketchy at this point, CBS5AZ adds that the US Airways stabbing happened around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. The two co-workers started arguing, and things became physical. The weapon used has not yet been identified. Apparently, there were several witnesses to what police describe as an isolated incident.

Despite the violent incident, the training facility is said to remain open as the investigation continues, although the area where the stabbing occurred has been cordoned off. The victim was reportedly in critical condition upon arriving at the hospital, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The airline has made its fair share of headlines over the years with an extremely unfortunate social media snafu making waves earlier this year. While the previous incident garnered some chuckles in the midst of the embarrassment caused for the airline, this training facility incident clearly generates an entirely different type of buzz. The investigation into the US Airways stabbing continues, and authorities surely will be releasing additional details in the hours ahead.

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