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Altoona 5 Guys Employee Arrested

A Five Guys employee has been charged after stabbing his coworker who told him he wasn’t working hard enough, Altoona police say.

According to the Altoona Police Department, 51-year-old Anthony Towles, of Tyrone, is facing charges related to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and making terroristic threats.

Police say they were called Sunday to the Five Guys located in the 3400 block of Pleasant Valley Boulevard for reports of a stabbing.

When officers arrived on scene, they say they spoke with a man who told them that he and Towles got into an argument inside the restaurant when he told Towles that he wasn’t working hard enough.

The man told officers that he and Towles took their argument outside into the rear parking lot and Towles continued to say, “I’m going to kill you,” according to police.

The man said Towles then stabbed him in the head with a pen and punched him a few times, police say.

Officers spoke with Towles who confirmed that he and his coworker got into a fight because his coworker told him he wasn’t working hard enough, according to police.

Police say Towles admitted to pulling a pen from his sock and then stabbing his coworker, though Towles said he was aiming for the man’s shoulder after the man struck him multiple times.

Police say the victim had a substantial gash right behind his ear, just inches away from his carotid artery.

Towles is being held in the Blair County prison on $100,000 bail.

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