Employee incident leads to stabbing in Mayo Clinic cafeteria

Mayo Clinic says a food service employee stabbed a woman.
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Mayo Clinic Saint Marys Campus

A woman was stabbed multiple times in the cafeteria of Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus in Rochester on Wednesday morning. 

Rochester police was called to the employee cafeteria at the hospital around 7 a.m., with the woman having been stabbed four times. She is being treated for injuries and is expected to survive. 

Rochester police arrested a 57-year-old man, whom witnesses say carried out the stabbing. According to KTTC, witnesses said the Rochester man had a knife and was trying to stab others in the cafeteria. 

Mayo Clinic security arrested the man and he was taken into custody by Rochester police. 

Mayo Clinic media relations issued a statement confirming that both the victim and suspect are hospital employees. 

"This morning, a Morrison Healthcare employee, Mayo Clinic's food service vendor, was stabbed in the Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, Saint Marys Campus employee cafeteria by another food service employee and has been taken to Saint Marys emergency department for treatment. The two employees are believed to have a relationship and this is considered to be an isolated event."

Mayo Clinic adds that "no other employees or patients are in danger." 

The Saint Marys employee cafeteria is currently closed. 

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