HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) - A man is in custody after Hillsboro police say he stabbed an employee then himself at a fast-food restaurant Friday morning.
Officers responded to the Taco Bell, located on Southwest Oak Street, at around 2:41 a.m.
Police said a man came into the dining room after it closed and there was an altercation with an employee. The employee received a minor, non-life-threatening injury to their wrist.
After the stabbing, all of the employees barricaded themselves in another room in the restaurant.
Officers arrived to the scene and found the suspect inside the walk-in freezer with self-inflicted stab wounds, according to police.
The suspect was still armed with the knife.
Police said officers used a Taser to take the suspect into custody.
The suspect was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The suspect's identity has not been released.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
Taco Bell provided FOX 12 with the following statement:
“We are shocked and saddened to hear this happened; we are glad the team member involved is okay, and the franchise organization has offered counseling to team members involved. The safety of our team members and customers is our highest priority, and the franchise owner and operator of this location is working with local authorities in the investigation.”
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