Woman stabbed, man arrested at Amazon warehouse in west Charlotte

Woman stabbed inside Amazon warehouse

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A woman was stabbed and a man arrested at the Amazon warehouse in west Charlotte Wednesday evening.

The incident happened just before 7:30 p.m. inside the warehouse on Old Dowd Road, off of Wilkinson Blvd. near the Catawba River. Police said the victim was taken to an area hospital and is expected to be OK.

The victim, described by family members as a 20-year Army veteran, was treated and released from the hospital following the attack.

A man was taken into custody at the scene. Investigators said the suspect and victim know one another but did not give further details.

According to the victim’s family, “She was talking to a coworker and saw him walking towards them. Just as he passed, she felt a thump in her back. Another coworker screamed ‘Oh my God, you’ve been stabbed.’ Then he jumped on the girl who was screaming. Another man heard the screams and pulled him off of her.”

The victim only knew the suspect as a coworker, the family says, she didn’t know his name or why he stabbed her. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said last night that there was a suspect in the case and a warrant issued, but so far, no name has been released.

The woman’s family calls what happened a "random act of violence inside Amazon,” and say “I thank God she is alive today. It could have been a lot worse.”

Amazon released a statement later Wednesday evening, noting that:

“The safety of our employees is our top priority. Amazon has a zero-tolerance policy for violence in the workplace and our thoughts are with our employee who was injured in this incident. Amazon employees, contractors, visitors and vendors are prohibited, at all times, from possessing any weapon or item deemed to cause harm. We are working with local authorities to support their investigation.”

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