An Amazon employee is recovering after police say he was attacked by another employee inside the Nevada warehouse last week, according to reports.
Kenneth Durhal is facing domestic battery and attempted murder charges after he stabbed an unidentified man with a box-cutter knife inside the Amazon facility near Hollywood and Las Vegas Blvd.
The incident occurred on Thursday, October 12 when LVMPD dispatch received a call regarding a potential stabbing between two employees at the site. Responding officers located the unidentified victim, who said he was stabbed by a man, identified as Durhal, with a box cutter in the employee locker room.
According to a police report, the victim told detectives that he was walking past Durhal with a female employee as they were going to break when he made a joke about Durhal’s braids, causing the woman and others nearby to laugh. Durhal then waved him over to the bathrooms/locker rooms, which he followed.
The victim said he believed Durhal was upset that he made fun of him in front of everyone and they were about to “hash out” was had just occurred. The two then began to fight inside, with the victim claiming that Durhal told him he was going to kill him.
Durhal managed to strike the victim twice, causing lacerations to the left side of his head and the pack of his neck. He left the facility and was arrested the next day at his residence in Henderson.
In an interview with detectives, Durhal said that he arrived at work in a bad mood because “he had dropped his lean” and the mushroom bars he ate were not kicking in. He also alleged that the victim was the one who threatened him with a box-cutter knife and that he was never in possession of one.
Detectives interviewed three witnesses and received loss prevention footage which proved the allegations were not true.
Durhal was released under the condition that he would stay out of trouble and have no contact with the victim. He was also ordered to be monitored through the Pretrial Compliance Unit before his next court appearance on Tuesday, October 31.