PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Authorities have identified two Frontier Airlines employees they say were involved in a fight that turned deadly at the Philadelphia International Airport Thursday morning.
Kevin Emanuel, 35, has been charged with murder and possession of an instrument of crime after police say he fatally stabbed a co-worker in a break room at the airport.
Just after 11 a.m. officers responded to a stabbing call at Terminal E6 and found 28-year-old Aaron Jenkins lying on the floor of the break room with a stab wound to his upper left thigh.
Jenkins was taken to Penn Presbyterian Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Investigators say Jenkins and Emanuel engaged in an argument that had turned physical before it was broken up by other employees.
Airport police took Emanuel into custody after the stabbing without further incident.
The investigation is ongoing.
Both Frontier Airlines and the Philadelphia International Airport released statements following the incident.
Frontier Airlines released the following statement:
"We've been made aware of an incident involving employees of Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at Philadelphia International Airport. The Frontier Airlines family is saddened to learn about this event and our hearts go out to those touched by the tragedy. We have reached out to WFS to assist them in any way possible as they deal with this incident."
PHL released the following statement:
Philadelphia International Airport is cooperating with the Philadelphia Police Dept. as they investigate this morning's tragic incident. Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased.
The safety of everyone in our Airport community is our top priority. No passengers were involved or harmed in the incident and no flights have been affected.