Man stabbed in neck during fight with coworker in Orange County

Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly stabbed a coworker in the neck during an altercation at a restaurant in Orange County Monday night.

Officers responded to an altercation reported at the Flaming Buffet Fullerton located at 104 W. Orangethorpe Ave. around 11 p.m.

“While we were responding, one employee did stab the other employee in the neck,” Fullerton Police Department Sgt. Ryan O’Neil said.

stabbing victim treated in Fullerton
stabbing victim treated in Fullerton

Investigators were told that two employees were involved in a fight when it escalated into one worker stabbing the other and then fleeing the area.

Video recorded shortly after the incident showed several employees talking to investigators outside the restaurant as the victim was being treated nearby for the stab wound.

First responders were overheard saying the wound was very close to the victim’s carotid artery.

The unidentified victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, O’Neil said.

The owner of the business told KTLA’s Annie Rose Ramos that he had visited the employee who was up and in good spirits.

It was unclear what led to the fight, but the owner said the incident occurred as the restaurant was getting ready to close after a busy and somewhat stressful Memorial Day.

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No one else was injured or hurt in the incident.

The suspect is still on the loose but police described the fight as an isolated incident and did not believe the community was in danger.

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