HELION IMPLEMENTED HIS SPECIAL KIND OF HELL INSIDE FOOD WAREHOUSE; PROMISED TO RETURN AND KILL EVERYONE
BRIAN KNIGHT NABBED WHEN HE FLED TO HIS HOME IN DELAWARE
ELKTON, MD – After unleashing an assault on a manager and damaging property inside a food warehouse facility a Delaware man fled the scene, promising to return and kill everyone, say police.
Maryland State Police arrested a Delaware man on Aug. 23, 2019, for an alleged assault and making threats against a workplace in Cecil County.
The accused is identified as Brian Knight, 26, of Newark, Delaware. Knight is charged with the threat of mass violence, second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property. Knight was arrested without incident and is awaiting an appearance before the court commissioner.
Police say that on Aug. 22, 2019, at approximately 3:00 p.m., troopers at the North East barrack received a 9-1-1 call from an employee at Burris Logistics, a food distribution warehouse on Fletchwood Road in Elkton. The caller reported an irate individual inside the building damaging property and threatening to kill everyone in the building. Troopers were immediately dispatched to the area.
Police were advised the irate individual, later identified as Knight, was an employee of the facility.
Arriving troopers met with several witnesses on the scene, including the supervisor who had noticeable injuries due to the alleged assault. Police were advised the irate individual, later identified as Knight, was an employee of the facility. Police were also told that Knight had assaulted his supervisor during a discussion and then began smashing items in the building and damaging property. Witnesses told police Knight exited the building while making threats of mass violence and threatening to return to the facility. He then left the scene in a car.
While continuing the investigation, troopers from the North East Barrack applied for an arrest warrant. Once issued by the Cecil County Court Commissioner’s Office, the Maryland State Apprehension Team located Knight and his vehicle at his home in Delaware at 10:30 a.m. today. Knight was arrested without incident and transported to the North East Barrack for processing. He will be taken to the District Court Commissioner’s office in Cecil County to await an initial appearance.
Although there is no known threat to Maryland, State Police remind Marylanders of the important role they have in helping to keep our state safe by reporting to police suspicious situations or circumstances that could be related to crime or possible acts of violence or terrorism.
Police resources work around the clock to keep our state safe and are standing by to act on information about suspicious circumstances. Citizens are reminded to stay vigilant and avoid the tendency to ignore what could be information vital to law enforcement efforts to prevent a crime or terrorist act.
In 2017, Burris Logistics lost a major contract with the grocery chain The Fresh Market and as a result laid off hundreds of employees, including some at the Elkton plant and about 50 staff in New Castle, Delaware.
About Burris Logistics from the company website:
At Burris Logistics, your business is as important to us as our own. We listen to you, learning from our customers and the industries we serve, to collaborate on the best solutions for your total supply chain needs.
We all face an increasing rate of change and disruptive forces in the supply chain/logistics marketplace. Clearly, technology, digitization, and empowered consumers are major contributors to change — increasing the demand for product variety, especially fresh choices. This consumer control, paired with the rising number of retail, foodservice and alternate channel outlets, is creating multiple challenges and subsequent opportunities.
Burris is prepared to help our customers maximize these opportunities with end-to-end supply chain management.
From cold storage and custom distribution to logistics technology and direct-to-consumer fulfillment, Burris believes in transparent long-term relationships and is willing to make substantial investments for the right partners. We strive to maintain a high level of flexibility in providing customized solutions and a greater level of agility in execution while maintaining cost efficiencies. Like you, we believe that progress starts with people, and there is nothing more rewarding than collaborating with our team members and the people from our industry to discover innovative solutions.
Our doors and minds are always open and we welcome your challenges. We have the solutions to make it happen.