A Frontier Airlines worker fatally stabbed a coworker at Philadelphia International Airport

YouTube / CBS PhillyThe incident reportedly occurred around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday
  • A Frontier Airlines worker fatally stabbed another airline employee at Philadelphia International Airport, the Philadelphia Police Department has confirmed to Business Insider.
  • The suspect has been taken into custody.
  • David Spunt, a reporter for a CBS affiliate, wrote on Twitter that the victim was “likely” killed with a box cutter.

A Frontier Airlines employee fatally stabbed another airline employee at Philadelphia International Airport, the Philadelphia Police Department has confirmed to Business Insider.

The department said preliminary reports indicate that the stabbing occurred at Gate E6 in the secured area. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later confirmed dead, and the suspect has been taken into custody. No passengers were harmed.

A Frontier spokesperson told Business Insider that the parties involved in the incident were employees of Worldwide Flight Services. The spokesperson did not immediately confirm whether the employees were working for Frontier Airlines on a contract basis at the time of the incident.

“We’ve been made aware of an incident involving employees of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at Philadelphia International Airport,” the spokesperson said. “The Frontier Airlines family is saddened to learn about this event and our hearts go out to those touched by the tragedy. We have reached out to WFS to assist them in any way possible as they deal with this incident.”

David Spunt, a reporter for a CBS affiliate, wrote on Twitter that three employees of a cleaning company contracted by Frontier had fought in a break room on the tarmac. Spunt also wrote that the victim was “likely” killed with a box cutter.

According to WPVI, the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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