EVERETT — An Angel of the Winds Arena staff member stabbed his boss in an argument about his pay, according to an Everett police report released Monday.
Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, the staff was preparing for a concert later in the day in downtown Everett, said Kat Guenet, spokesperson for the arena.
A staff member approached his employer. The employer reported to police the 64-year-old man said he was his boss’ best employee and deserved to be paid more, according to the report.
The boss disagreed, police wrote. The worker allegedly stabbing him in the stomach. Multiple witnesses came and held him down until police arrived.
Officers found a bloody fixed-blade knife on the suspect, according to the report. There was also blood on his left sleeve and chest area.
Witnesses reported seeing a knife on the employee during the fight. He allegedly stabbed his employer at least three times, police wrote.
Surveillance footage also reportedly showed the man stabbing his boss.
The boss was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
Police arrested the man for investigation of first-degree assault. He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail.
At a bail hearing Monday, Everett District Court Commissioner Jennifer Millett found probable cause and set bail at $150,000.
“We are aware of the recent incident at Angel Of The Winds Arena,” Guenet said Monday in a statement from the arena. “We take such incidents seriously and are fully cooperating with the authorities. Our priority is the safety and well-being of our employees.”