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Artist charged in theme park attack

Posted at 9:41 AM, Jan 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-05 09:41:24-05

WESH, NBC NEWSCHANNEL-- Authorities say a caricature artist at Universal Orlando resort tried to kill his manager by stabbing him in the neck with scissors on New Year's Day.

Detectives said Monday that Frederick Torres was charged with attempted first-degree murder for his attack on Glenn Ferguson at the Islands of Adventure park.

Both artists draw caricatures at Universal's parks but work for an outside firm.

The owner of the firm told detectives he had fired Torres the day before the attack.

Ferguson was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.