Walmart Employee Slashed By Shoplifting Suspect

Incident Happened At Walmart Store In Grossmont Center

A young man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly attacking store detectives with a knife when they tried to stop him from leaving an East County Walmart with merchandise he hadn't paid for, authorities reported.

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The loss-prevention officers attempted to detain Zane Holloway, 18, outside the business in the 5500 block of Grossmont Center Drive in La Mesa shortly after 3:30 p.m., according to police.

When they contacted him, Holloway allegedly pulled a knife and began swinging it at them, slashing one of them on the arms and abdomen before running off.

Police officers found the suspect a short distance away, at Grossmont Transit Center, and arrested him. He was booked into county jail on suspicion of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

The injured store employee was treated at the scene for minor cuts, police said.

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