A Walmart employee attacked two people with a knife at the Princeton, Texas store Wednesday afternoon, slitting the throat of an off-duty fireman, and stabbing an independent contractor in the abdomen.
While McKinney Battalion Fire Chief George Cook was shopping, Walmart employee Nicolas Martinez walked up behind the fireman and stabbed him in the throat.
He also stabbed a man in the abdomen who was doing contract work for the store, Frederick Oswald of Princeton.
The terrifying scene happened in front of other customers and workers, then the suspect walked out of the store and into a field nearby. Police officers responding to the crime captured the suspect there in the field. In his possession was a bloody pocket knife and a box cutter.
The suspect was identified as Nicolas Martinez, 20 – who was immediately fired from his job at Walmart. He was charged with Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon and bail is set at $100,000. His immigration status is unknown.