Visalia Kmart employee stabbed, shopper arrested

VISALIA, California - Visalia police are investigating a stabbing at a Kmart store on Noble ave. 

Police were dispatched to the area around 5:30p.m. tonight for a report of assault with a deadly weapon. 

Police say a shopper was displaying erratic and odd behavior, an employee contacted the shopper and an altercation occurred; police say the shopper then stabbed the employee in the neck multiple times.  

The suspect fled the area. Police were able to locate the suspect behind the store and arrest him. 

The employee was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. 

Once the altercation occurred police immediately closed the store. 


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