2 Security Personnel Stabbed While Trying To Stop Shoplifter At Hamilton Place; Photos Of Suspect Released

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Suspect in stabbing of J.C. Penney loss prevention officers
Suspect in stabbing of J.C. Penney loss prevention officers

Two security personnel at Hamilton Place Mall were stabbed Thursday night while trying to stop a man who was allegedly stealing some blue jeans at J.C. Penney.

At 9:15 p.m. Chattanooga Police responded to the stabbing that occurred outside Penney's. Two JC Penney loss prevention officers had been stabbed.

One of the officers was stabbed in the leg and the other in the chest. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment and the extent of their injuries is unknown.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20–30 years old, wearing a red shirt. He fled the scene in a white car.

He was caught on store video.

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call the Chattanooga Police Department at 423-698-2525.  

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