Police: Shoplifting incident leads to stabbing at mall; 1 hospitalized, 5 in custody

Police say a shoplifting incident led to a stabbing at the Woodbridge Center Mall on Sunday that sent an employee to the hospital and landed five suspects in custody.

News 12 Staff

May 26, 2019, 11:02 PM

Updated 1,821 days ago

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Police say a shoplifting incident led to a stabbing at the Woodbridge Center Mall on Sunday that sent an employee to the hospital and landed five suspects in custody.
Woodbridge police say it was a shoplifting incident that turned into a robbery and led to stabbing. They say a loss prevention officer in Macy's was stabbed in the right arm.
Five suspects were taken into custody after a brief police pursuit. Their identities have not been released at this time.
Police say a tourniquet was applied to the stabbing victim's arm in the ambulance, and the victim was taken to Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
A Woodbridge Center Mall spokesperson confirmed that there was an incident Sunday at Macy's, but said there was no impact on shoppers.
Further details were not immediately available.


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