Three people, including a battalion chief from the McKinney Fire Department, were injured Wednesday afternoon in a stabbing at a Wal-Mart in Collin County, the sheriff’s department says
The incident happened at the Wal-Mart on U.S. Highway 380 in Princeton at about 4 p.m.
Princeton City Manager Derek Borg said that a Wal-Mart employee came up behind an off duty Mckinney firefighter and cut his throat and also injured one other person.
Both were expected to make full recoveries, Borg said.
Police took the accused attacker to the hospital to be treated for a hand wound.
It was unclear what prompted the attack.
Employees were seen standing along the front wall of the building for several minutes before being allowed to reenter the store through a side entrance.
Princeton is about 30 miles northeast of Dallas, east of McKinney.
In a statement released Wednesday evening, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman said:
“Today’s events are deeply troubling. Our thoughts are with everyone who was a part of this terrible situation. We are thankful to the first responders for their quick action, and we are continuing to work closely with the police. The associate who did this was arrested and his employment at our store was immediately terminated.”