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Police investigate knife attack in Hammond Walmart parking lot

4 months 1 day 11 hours ago August 03, 2016 Aug 3, 2016 Wednesday, August 03 2016 August 03, 2016 2:15 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

HAMMOND - Police in Hammond are investigating an apparent attack that happened in the parking lot of a Walmart on West Thomas Street on Tuesday night.

At around 11 p.m., a woman was getting into her car to leave the store when she was approached by a man who blocked her from closing her car door. He then put a knife to the victim’s chest.

A witness who was parked nearby exited his vehicle and confronted the suspect.

The suspect fled the area and was last seen running northbound toward Highway 190, according to Hammond PD. Investigators described the suspect as a black male, 5’11” and weighing between 260 and 280 pounds with short hair.

Hammond Police say they’ve yet to determine a motive behind the attack. The victim suffered minor cuts to her leg and was treated at the scene by Acadian Ambulance.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact HPD’s Detective Zaffuto at 985-277-5740.

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