The stabbing incident occurred at approximately 9:30 a.m. near Obrero Drive and Jeronimo Road in the Mission Viejo area. The victim suffered multiple stab wounds to her upper torso and was transported to the hospital. She is in critical condition.
The incident unfolded inside the Amazon facility, and the victim was described as a 48-year-old woman who is an employee of Amazon.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested Andrew Ariel Alfaro on suspicion of stabbing the employee. According to deputies, Alfaro was located and detained in the warehouse parking lot shortly after the incident.
Alfaro was employed by a delivery service partner that delivers packages on behalf of Amazon. It is not yet known the relationship, if any, between Alfaro and the victim.
It was unclear what prompted the attack.
In a statement to FOX 11, Amazon said, "We’re stunned by this senseless act of violence and are focused on providing support for our employee now and throughout her recovery as well as to our team on-site. We’re grateful to EMS and police for responding so quickly and will assist them as needed throughout their investigation."
The investigation is ongoing.