Amazon employee stabbed at California warehouse facility, suspect in custody

An employee at an Amazon facility in Southern California was stabbed Tuesday and a suspect was taken into custody. 

The stabbing occurred at around 9:30 a.m. near Obrero Drive and Jeronimo Road in the Mission Viejo area in Orange County, just south of Los Angeles, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. 

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The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition. She was described as a woman in her 40s who is an Amazon employee, KTTV reported

The incident reportedly occurred inside the Amazon building. 

The suspect, a man, was arrested. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department urged the community to avoid the area near the facility. 

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“We’re stunned by this senseless act of violence and are focused on providing support for our employee now and throughout her recovery as well as to our team on-site,” Alisa Carroll, an Amazon spokesperson, told Fox News Digital in a statement.

“We’re grateful to EMS and police for responding so quickly and will assist them as needed throughout their investigation,” she added. 

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