Capitol police are investigating an alleged stabbing incident at the state Capitol.
The incident allegedly involved a citizen, a state worker and [a] balloon, Chief Charles Tubbs said.
"It's an incident that apparently involved a request of removing a balloon," Tubbs said.
Reports on the scene say the employee, Ron Blair, was trying to force a woman to let go of a heart balloon she was apparently planning on delivering. (DOA has not looked kindly on the balloon releases in the Rotunda.) He allegedly tried to pop it with his knife, and cut her hand instead.
UPDATE: Now the story at the above link reports that it was the employee's hand that was cut. Obviously, DEVELOPING.