Staffing office employee shoots machete-wielding attacker: Orlando Police
02/16/2021 10:20 am PST
By Gabriella Nuñez, WKMG
ORLANDO, Fla. (WKMG) -- Orlando police officers were at a staffing business Tuesday after a man attacked two employees there with a machete. One of the employees took out a gun and shot the attacker, according to officers.
Police said it happened before 9:30 a.m. at Staff Zone on Old Winter Garden Road, a day labor office offering short-term employment.
A man in his 30s came into the business seemingly upset with a large knife, later identified as a machete. The attacker argued with a woman and a man who worked there, then went to stab the employees, investigators said. Officers said as the man was trying to lunge at the employees, one of the workers shot the attacker. After the shooting, the attacker then ran off on foot.
Orlando Police say they eventually found the man with a gunshot wound and took him into custody. Officers said both workers were taken to a nearby hospital with lacerations and are expected to be OK.
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