TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Three people were injured in a stabbing at a Tampa restaurant on Monday afternoon.
Detectives with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office say it happened around 2:30 p.m. at the Peking Chinese Restaurant located at 6936 56th St. N.
WFLA News Channel 8 spoke with Jenny Yang, who is an employee at the restaurant. She said she was the only person in the restaurant who wasn’t hurt in the stabbing. Yang said a chef was stabbed by a co-worker and the chef pushed her to safety.
The three victims were transported to Tampa General Hospital where they are listed in stable condition.
According to the sheriff's office, Ziaofu Feng was working alongside Zing Zheng when Feng became upset and accused Zheng of taking his cell phone.
Feng pulled out a 12-inch butcher knife and cut Zheng several times across the left side of his neck, narrowly missing his artery.
The victim tried tow arn others nearby who were working in another area of the kitchen.
Feng then attacked Qi Zheng (any relation to the other victim is unknown) with the knife, cutting her neck, shoulder and lower arm.
Shi Zheng, the store owner and father of Qi Zheng, attempted to protect his daughter from futher harm.
Feng then attacked Shi Zheng with the butcher knife and cut him across the right side of his face.
Shi Zheng attempted to subdue Feng, who had armed himself with a second knife.
Shi Zeng was able to disarm Feng and hold him until deputies arrived.