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Dyke Industries employees return to work Monday following stabbing

Posted at 12:41 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 17:52:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Just five days after five people were stabbed, employees of of Dyke Industries returned to work for the first time since the attack.

Police say 41-year-old Antwann Brown pulled out a knife and stabbed coworkers last Wednesday shortly after being asked to clock-out.

Getting back to work after such a violent event is proving difficult for some of those employees. For some, the impact of it all is hitting them more today than ever before.

ABC 27 talked to Scottie Washington. We met him right after the attack first happened.

He hid behind a trash can when police say Brown attacked his coworkers.

Washington says Monday has been tough. At first. he says he thought about quitting. But he decided that it wouldn't be worth it.

Washington says grief counselors are expected to be on-site Monday in case anybody wants to talk things through. For him, he just wants to take things day-by-day.

My heart beating, I can tell you that. I'm a little sweaty. But I'm just ready to get it done with," said Washington. "Get it over with."

Washington tells me employees are still expected to work full shifts this week.

Monday morning, ABC 27 tried to talked to managers at Dyke Industries. Before we were able to ask any questions, we were told we needed to leave.