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Thursday 9 May 2024

Cruise ship staffer goes on stabbing rampage

When you get onboard a cruise ship the last thing on your mind is that you might be stabbed by a crew member.

Except that is what happened when a staffer on the Norwegian Encore allegedly went beserk.

Ntando Sogoni, 35, a South Africa national, is in FBI custody after allegedly attacking several people with a pair of scissors during an Alaska cruise this week, Travel Mole reported.

He was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and could face up to 10 years in jail..

Sogoni was taken to the on-board medical centre for evaluation after he was spotted by other crew members trying to deploy a life raft.

While there, he reportedly attacked a security guard and a nurse in an examination room.

He then went into another room, grabbed scissors and stabbed a guest and two other security officers.

FBI Public Affairs Officer Chloe Martin said there were no life-threatening injuries.

“This was an isolated incident, and no threat to other passengers,” she said.

Sogoni was handed over to the FBI in Juneau, Alaska.

A federal district court judge will determine his sentence after considering the US Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors, the US Justice Department said in a statement.

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