Steve Large SACRAMENTO
The stabbing took place at the Radisson Hotel in Sacramento on Sunday, January 24, 2010.
An argument over a chef's hat escalated into a bloody knife attack in front of shocked guests at a Sacramento hotel this weekend, leaving one chef seriously injured and another on the run, according to authorities.
The suspect and victim both worked at the Radisson Hotel on Leisure Lane, according to authorities, and an argument between the two spiraled out of control on Sunday. The suspect was allegedly angry with the victim for not wearing his chef hat and began cursing at him.
"I think it escalated so quickly that others didn't realize it was going to become violent," said Sacramento Police Department spokesperson Laura Peck.
The suspect picked up an eight-inch filet knife and stabbed his colleague repeatedly, according to witnesses.
An army recruit and two off-duty police officers came to the aid of the stabbing victim as the suspect allegedly left the scene through a back door at the hotel. He has not yet been located by investigators.
The victim, who has not been identified, was hospitalized but is expected to survive.