ATLANTA (TCD) – Police have arrested a woman who allegedly stabbed a taxi driver and two other individuals at an Atlanta airport this week.
According to Atlanta Police Sgt. John Chafee, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at around 4:45 p.m., officers at the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport confronted a knife-wielding female outside the security checkpoint near the west crossover as she was proceeding toward the South Terminal.
Officers tried to negotiate with the female, who WSB-TV identified as Damaris Milton.
Milton allegedly stabbed a taxi driver in the chest prior to entering the terminal, then threw the driver’s phone out of the window.
WSB reports Milton stabbed a Delta employee inside the terminal as well.
According to WAGA-TV, an officer tried to Tase Milton, but she was wearing more than one pair of pants, so it didn’t make contact with her skin. Atlanta Police Lt. David Cannon reportedly tried to pepper spray her, but he slipped, and Milton stabbed him in the leg.
Chafee said an officer eventually tackled Milton to the ground, and she was taken into custody.
All three victims were transported to the hospital and are in stable condition.
Chafee said investigators are trying to figure out what led up to the stabbings. The incident caused “minimal impact to airport operations” but areas around the scene were blocked off.
Milton remains held in the Clayton County Jail on four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Records show Milton is from Orlando.