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Updated: Worker charged with attempted murder for incident at Universal Orlando


As first reported by Orlando Informer, the Orlando Police Department were called to Universal’s Islands of Adventure Friday morning at 9:30 am due to an altercation between two third party team members.

The suspect, 33-year-old Fredrick Torres, has been booked as of 6:25 pm and charged with attempted first degree murder with a weapon.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital due to his injuries and remains in critical condition. Sources speaking on the condition of anonymity indicated it was in the Toon Lagoon section of Islands of Adventure where the suspect struck the back of the victim’s head with a pair of scissors. The area was closed and team members were told to remain where they are, due to the police activity.

A medical fund has been set up for the victim and has reached over $19,000 in under 24 hours.

Both workers were third party employees who worked within the park. No direct Universal Orlando Team Members or guests were involved in the incident.

A Universal representative declined to comment further on the incident.

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