Published On: Wed, Jul 13th, 2016

Walmart Employee Allegedly Stabs 2 People in Texas Store

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Officials say a Wal-Mart employee is in custody after stabbing two people in a North Texas store.

Princeton police Chief James Waters says the incident happened Wednesday afternoon. He says the two people stabbed were taken by helicopter to a hospital and are both in stable condition.

Princeton City Manager Derek Borg tells TV station KXAS an off-duty McKinney firefighter was among the victims.

Waters says the suspect fled but was apprehended nearby. He says the suspect was being treated for what are believed to be self-inflicted injuries to his hand.

The chief says they’ll be interviewing the suspect to try to determine a motive.

In a statement, Wal-Mart called the incident “deeply troubling” and added that “the associate who did this was arrested and his employment at our store was immediately terminated.”

Princeton is about 45 miles northeast of Dallas.

KDFW reported that Nicolas Francisco Martinez, 20, is the accused attacker, and he was identified a Wal-Mart employee. It’s unclear what prompted the attack.

A Wal-Mart spokesman released a statement on the incident.

“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,” it read.

Epoch Times contributed to this report, adding the last three lines.

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