A Golden Corral spokesperson said the suspect did not work at the restaurant.
He will be charged with attempted murder, officers said.
Golden Corral released the following statement:
“An employee at our Memorial Park Road location in Jacksonville, Florida was tragically attacked today by an individual known to the employee and not affiliated with our company. We are cooperating fully with the authorities regarding their investigation into this matter. Our thoughts and prayers are with the employee and her family at this time.”