A WOMAN has been stabbed in the chest at a Sunderland call centre.
The victim, a woman in her 20s, was knifed as she made her way through the car park at EDF Energy, at Doxford International Business Park.
Colleagues at the busy contact centre were horrified as paramedics and police rushed to the scene.
The woman was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital, where she was detained overnight, though her injuries were described as “not life-threatening”.
Police armed with tasers were called to the scene and a 29-year-old man was arrested in relation to the attack.
The man, who is believed to be known to his victim, remained in custody today.
A knife was recovered from the scene by officers.
A Renault Megane was towed away from the scene as part of the investigation.
Police cordoned off the area for about two hours after the incident, which happened at around 2pm yesterday.
Shocked workers made their way home last night, still not knowing exactly why the attack happened.
A spokeswoman from EDF said: “We’re aware of an incident that happened near to the Doxford Business Park office.
“We will assist the police in any way we can in their investigation of the incident.”