Police: Restaurant employee attacked co-workers with butcher knife

- Police say a restaurant employee tried to stab several co-workers with a butcher knife during an argument Monday afternoon.

According to detectives, the scene played out around 2:30 p.m. in the kitchen of the Peking Chinese restaurant on 56th Street North in Tampa.  They say Xiaofu Feng accused Qing Zheng of taking his cell phone and began swinging at the 55-year-old woman with a 12-inch butcher knife.

Feng inflicted several cuts to Zheng’s neck – narrowly missing her artery – before turning on the owner’s 29-year-old daughter, Qi Zheng.  Police say Feng grabbed a second knife and sliced the owner, Shi Zheng, across the face.

Despite his injures, Shi Zheng was able to subdue Feng until police arrived.

All three victims were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Feng, 44, faces three counts of attempted second-degree murder.

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