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Kansas TV Station Stabbing: Man Breaks Into Topeka’s WIBW News Station, Stabs 2 Employees [Video]

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Authorities in Topeka, KS have confirmed that two salesmen at a local TV station were injured on Wednesday when a disgruntled man wielding a knife broke into the facility and stabbed the employees.

According to WIBW-TV in Topeka, the assailant, identified as a homeless veteran named Ray Miles, was eventually tackled and held down by eight employees until police arrived.

Police spokeswoman Kristen Veverka told The Associated Press that the stabbing incident happened after Miles spoke to WIBW’s news director on a lobby phone, saying the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was mishandling his case.

When the director explained that Miles needed to take up his issue with the VA and not WIBW-TV, he left, only to return 10 minutes later, throw a lamp through the glass front doors and run through the news station’s hallways.

“A few moments later several employees tackled the man near an east exit of the building,” the station reported.

KWQC writes that during the tussle, Mr. Miles pulled a knife and stabbed Sales Manager Roger Brokke in the leg and also cut sales associate Greg Palmer in the leg.

Brokke was also bitten on the ear by the man, the report said.

Following the incident, Ray Miles and the two men he is accused of stabbing were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Fox News reports that their injuries were not considered serious.

Surveillance video footage of the the 2012 WIBW-TV news station stabbing can be seen below:

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18 Responses to “Kansas TV Station Stabbing: Man Breaks Into Topeka’s WIBW News Station, Stabs 2 Employees [Video]”

  1. Valerie Herring

    Another VET not getting what he needs after he served his country and now he was forced to this due to mental breakdown, very sad.

  2. Anonymous

    This why there's so much turnover in media sales.

  3. Jerry Walker Vaughan

    He wasnt force to do anything. I feel bad he wasnt represented right but ot hurt innocent people is not right

  4. Michael Timothy Gehret

    Damn, this is sad…The VA needs to step up when it comes to taking care of folks, not the news stations who can only refer to where the VET should be contacting. C'mon V.A., take care of buisness…this is the results otherwise. Desperate people do desparate things especially these days.

  5. Doug Brooker

    As a career salesperson myself – and I am in no way condoning this horrile assault – but I completely understand. Sales is a tough career life my friends and I have done some things that I am not proud of. It's a tough life; always looking over your shoulder and wondering when you will run into that one person you screwed just a little too much. I guess these two fella's pushed the sales envelope one inch too far.

  6. Valerie Herring

    I totally agree he shouldn't have hurt anyone but he obviously was not in his right mind and in that state felt he had no options. Reminds me of a movie? Denzell Washington. Q?

  7. Valerie Herring

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Ralph Kootz

    this is what happens when a deranged person without a gun goes nuts. He can be handled quite easily, but if this guy had a gun, it would've been catastrophic. All the NRA jack asses are in for profit at the expense of innocent lives.

  9. Anonymous

    Thought maybe it was an advertiser going berserk about a double billing on a new 'rate card' until I read past the first few sentences. You hate to see people with mental issues, particularly veterans, involved in violent situations like this, but it's difficult for anyone to be able to control people that appear otherwise lucid or harmless even to professionals.

  10. Patrick Edwards

    first you wouild have to have served this once great country to understand the ffrustration of the vet who agrees to give his life and limb for this country and the gov. that makes promis and by contract also suddenly comes up with all sorts of reasons as to why they wont honor there end, and when you have served honarably only to come out and back to this nation only to find no hope or fulture or any promis fullfilled , yes it PISSES you off. and if he wanted to honestly harm someonre he could have, he as many of us other have not forgot the only thing the gov. did honor and that was how to kill. the v.a. screwed me and mine is verified in miltary records , oh well life gos on. I spent 20yrs. on the street been off for 5yrs , nothing changed except for the worst, and still fighting for a , job, gave up on my benifits. but I still haveJESUS PRO. SOLDIER 7th ARMY.

  11. Kathryn Elich

    Talking on the phone. Another insult to injury – he wanted to take it to the station for help and was dismissed, told to go back to the problem and solve it there. You judge. When Jesus gave an illustration He said "He who has ears let him hear." The VA wasn't hearing the Tv wasn't hearing – he was pushed over the line.

  12. Kathryn Elich

    Talking on the phone. Another insult to injury – he wanted to take it to the station for help and was dismissed, told to go back to the problem and solve it there. You judge. When Jesus gave an illustration He said "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." The VA wasn't hearing the Tv wasn't hearing – he was pushed over the line. And of course he will be held accountable.

  13. Gary Young

    too bad no one had a carry concealed permit! Great opportunity to BLAST the HELL out of a demon bastard!