Man Enters Topeka Television Station With Knife, Injures Two Employees

7 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, May 23 2012 May 23, 2012 Wednesday, May 23, 2012 10:37:00 AM CDT May 23, 2012 in News
By: KOMU Staff

TOPEKA, Kan. - A disgruntled man broke into WIBW-TV Wednesday morning and stabbed two sales employees before being tackled and held for police.

The man called into the front lobby receptionist to be allowed access into the station, according to WIBW. A receptionist at the station asked the man to wait while she contacted the News Director to talk with him.

The man came to the station to say he was upset by the way the Department of Veteran's Affairs was handling his case. The news director explained to the man that he needed to discuss the issue with the VA. The man returned ten minutes later and threw a lamp through the front doors. Employees exited the building as quick as possible as the man allegedly ran through the halls. 

Several WIBW employees tackeled the man. The man pulled a knife and stabbed WIBW's sales manager in the leg and cut a sales associate in the leg. Approximately eight WIBW employees held the suspect down until police arrived. 

Topeka Police arrested the suspect, who was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The suspect's name will be released once he is booked into the Department of Corrections.

Both victims were taken by ambulance to be treated for minor injuries.

You can see more photos on WIBW's Chris Fisher's facebook page.

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