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Krystal fast-food restaurant in Jonesboro, Georgia

1 employee was injured in a stabbing at Krystal fast-food restaurant in Jonesboro, Georgia.

Suspect Arrested For Stabbing at a Jonesboro Krystal

11Alive.com claims that on Sunday around noon, Kendall Thomas entered the Krystal on 10457 Tara Blvd, Jonesboro, GA 30236. Witnesses say Thomas was buying a drink when the situation somehow escalated and ended with a female employee being stabbed 7 times.

Thomas fled the scene immediately after stabbing the victim. Investigators found Thomas nearby the restaurant and arrested him. He is being charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

The victim is still recovering in the hospital for her injuries. No motive for the crime has been released.

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Can Restaurant Owners Be Held Liable For Violent Crime On Their Properties?

Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney works closely with violent crime victims in civil cases. Mr. Kent has generously shared his knowledge on the legal options available to these victims and their families.

Legally, all commercial property owners are required to maintain the safety of their patrons and employees. To fulfill this duty, property owners must provide adequate security on their premises. This could include installing video surveillance, hiring security guards, or making sure the property is well-lit. If a property does not have adequate security and something like a stabbing occurs due to their negligence, then the property owner may be held liable for the crime.

Additionally, the stabbing must also be shown to have been reasonably foreseeable, along with being caused by inadequate security. For instance, if a stabbing occurs at a restaurant with a previous history of violent crime, but no security improvements were made, then the crime may be deemed reasonably foreseeable. Overall, inadequate security and a reasonably foreseeable crime must be proven together in order for a violent crime victim to have a valid law suit against a property owner.

If you or someone you loved has been injured or killed in a restaurant stabbing, you can contact an experienced crime victim attorney to discuss the legal options available to you.

Location of Krystal in Jonesboro, Georgia

News Coverage From 11Alive

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https://www.11alive.com/article/news/crime/krystal-employee-stabbed-7-times/85-e986fd52-7598-489f-ba13-b542410973fd

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