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Police: Shoplifting suspect threatens Kingsport Walmart worker with knife

(KPD)

A man trying to push nearly $1,000 in merchandise out the door of a Kingsport Walmart is being sought by police after he pulled a weapon on a worker trying to stop him.

The incident happened on Sunday just after 10:30 a.m. at the store located on 2500 West Stone Drive, according to a report from the Kingsport Police Department.

When the loss prevention specialist tried to stop the man from exiting, the suspect reached into the cart of stolen goods and pulled out a knife, removed it from the packaging and "raised it in a threatening and aggressive manner" toward the worker, the report said.

The suspect eventually put the knife down then exited the store.

Anyone with information on the individual being sought by police can call (423) 229-9429, (423) 246-9111 or leave an anonymous tip by clicking here.


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