Why you carry: Multiple victims in mass workplace stabbing

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At least five people were wounded in a Wednesday mass stabbing attack in Tallahassee, Fla.

Police report Antwann D. Brown, an employee of door manufacturer Dyke Industries, wounded five people at the workplace with a “pocket knife-style weapon” in what the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper calls “a rampage.”

One of the victims, Bobby Riggins, Jr., had arrived at the site for a job interview and called his wife during the attack.

“The next thing I know, he said, ‘Baby, I’ve been stabbed five times,’” Campbell told reporters at the scene. “‘I’ve been stabbed.’”  Riggins was taken to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare hospital with internal bleeding and was rushed into surgery.

Brown was arrested near the work site.

Employees were forced to try and stop the attack by throwing items at Brown as he stabbed victims.  It is not clear if Dyke Industries bans employees from carrying concealed at work or keeping firearms in their cars on site.

Mass stabbings are often associated with terrorist groups al Qaeda and ISIS, as well as the United Kingdom and China, where private gun ownership is practically illegal.

There have been several mass stabbing attacks in the U.S., largely in schools and shopping malls were guns are banned.