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Woman Accused of Stabbing Taxi Driver, Delta Employee and Officer at Atlanta Airport Faces Judge

Woman Accused of Stabbing 3 People at Atlanta Airport
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Damaris Milton accused of stabbing 3 people at Atlanta airport.

Oct. 13 2023, Published 1:03 p.m. ET

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A woman has been arrested after she allegedly stabbed a taxi driver, Delta employee and police officer inside an Atlanta airport terminal, according to authorities.

Around 4:45 p.m. on Oct. 11, officers at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport confronted a woman armed with a knife outside the South Terminal's security checkpoint, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

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The woman, later identified as Damaris Milton by WSB-TV, allegedly stabbed a taxi driver in the chest prior to entering the terminal. She then threw the driver’s phone from the vehicle's window.

Milton then allegedly stabbed a Delta employee inside the terminal, WSB-TV reported.

An officer attempted to tase Milton, but the device didn't stop her since she was wearing more than one pair of pants and it didn’t make contact with her skin, according to WAGA-TV.

Atlanta Police Lt. David Cannon then tried to pepper spray Milton, but he slipped on the pepper spray, and Milton was able to allegedly stab him in the leg after he fell, WAGA-TV reported.

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Another officer at the scene tackled Milton to the ground, and she was taken into custody, officials said.

The taxi driver and Delta employee are being treated at local hospitals. Cannon was released from the hospital on Oct. 12, and he is recovering at home, according to WAGA-TV.

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Detectives are investigating what led up to the stabbings but they have not determined a motive in the case.

Milton was booked into the Clayton County Jail and faces four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said.

She was denied bond on Oct. 12 following an appearance in court.

During the hearing, the judge asked if she would be needing a public defender, and she reportedly responded, "Y’all already said what y’all are going to do to me, why am I answering any questions?"


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