Florida man stabs co-worker with machete in mall food court

A Florida man stabbed a co-worker with a machete Saturday evening in a mall food court, police say.

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Luis Arias, 43, who works for a cleaning company for the Palm Beach Outlets mall, was upset with a colleague who did not complete his duties, leaving them for Arias, WPEC reported.

Investigators said Arias retrieved a machete from his locker and stabbed the other employee several times with it around 7:45 p.m., WPEC reported.

The victim was treated and released Sunday morning from a hospital.

Arias was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, according to jail records. He is being held on $50,000 bond.

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