Walmart employee slits the throat of firefighter in front of shoppers

Nicolas Martinez 
By: Mahesh Sarin

(Scroll down for video) A Walmart workers was arrested on a charge of assault after allegedly slitting the throat of a firefighter in front of numerous shoppers, according to police in Texas.

Princeton police said that they have arrested 20-year-old Nicolas Martinez, after being accused of assaulting the chief of the McKinney Fire Department, as well as another shopper at the Walmart located on U.S. Highway 380.

Martinez has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury. He was booked into jail, and his bail was set at $200,000.

Martinez, 20, allegedly cut the throat of firefighters from behind with about 200-300 buyers into the crowded store.

According to the police investigation, Martinez attacked McKinney Fire Department’s Battalion Chief George Cook and Frederick Oswald, in a random attack.

Both victims were rushed to a hospital, where they underwent surgery. The terrible incident occurred in front of 250 shoppers.

After slitting the throat of the firefighter and stabbing the shopper, Martinez left the store and stayed in the parking lot until he was arrested.

Martinez was also injured. Walmart released a statement, saying that Martinez was fired and banned from its stores. The store was closed and will remain shut until the investigation is completed.