Man stabs 2 employees at Topeka TV station WIBW

TOPEKA, Kan. - A man broke into the lobby of a Kansas television station Wednesday morning and stabbed two people before he was tackled and subdued by station employees.

On their website, WIBW reports the man was "disgruntled," threw a lamp through the glass front doors and ran through the hallways.

"A few moments later several employees tackled the man near an east exit of the building," the station reported.

During the altercation, the unidentified man pulled a knife and stabbed sales manager Roger Brokke and sales associate Greg Palmer, according to the station's account of the incident.

Employees held the man down until police arrived, WIBW reported. He was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

The station reports the man became upset when news director Jon Janes told him the station would not be able to help him with a problem he said he was having with the way the VA was handling his case.

Brokke and Palmer were both taken to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
 

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