Woman Stabs Three, Including Police Officer, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

by Anthony Losanno
ATL Security

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A woman was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) this afternoon after stabbing three people including a police officer in the South Terminal. Fox 5 Atlanta reported on the incident.

The first stabbing occurred around 4:45 PM when police were called to investigate an incident outside of the security checkpoint of the South Terminal. The woman then attacked another woman and an APD lieutenant, stabbing them both. The lieutenant was stabbed in the thigh and an artery was hit. The third victim was an airport ticket agent who was only nicked by the blade. All three victims were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

The perpetrator was not injured when police tackled her and took her into custody. Passengers were told to kneel in the security checkpoint line while the incident was ongoing.

Operations were cleared after about 40 minutes and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported there were no significant delays as a result of the incident. No motive was reported and charges are pending.

Anthony’s Take: Thankfully, the woman who stabbed these three was taken into custody without further incident. Hoping that the three who were stabbed recover quickly.

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derek October 11, 2023 - 8:09 pm

This is a drill that should be practiced, at least in one’s mind. A stabbing takes place before security at the airport. Maybe it’s at the ticket counter. Do you run for your life with your carry on bag? Or run for your life, leaving the bag, knowing that it could get stolen. What if you thought it had a high probability of being stolen?

Bottom line is possibly to keep your keys, phone, and ID or passport with you and then run for your life. I do often part with my keys and phone at the security checkpoint and slip them in my carryon bag. That would mean I would lose them if I ran for my life. However, I believe the trouble of re-keying locks or at least making new keys is worth not getting killed.

DaninMCI October 12, 2023 - 4:47 am

All those defenseless people waiting in line. Not a good situation. Thankfully nearby police happened to be close by. Hopefully, they all recover quickly.


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