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Employee slashed during argument with man banned from South City store, police say

Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 8:10 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 11:53 AM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – An employee at a South City grocery store was injured during an altercation with a man who was banned from the store.

Just past 7 a.m. Thursday, an armed man entered the Fields Food Market in the 1500 block of Lafayette and got into an argument with an employee. Police said the suspect had been banned from the store.

During the dispute, the suspect pulled out a gun and the employee tried to disarm him. The gun went off but no one was struck. According to police, the suspect then pulled out a knife and cut the victim as he tried to wrestle it away.

He was taken into custody following a short foot chase.