WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Police say a man entered a Warwick drugstore and stabbed a teenage female employee in what appears to be a random attack.
Warwick Police say 41-year-old Jacob Gallant, of Westport, Massachusetts, entered a Rite Aid store around 3 p.m. Sunday and attacked the 18-year-worker, stabbing her with a large butcher knife.
Two other store employees restrained the man before officers arrived. Police say he had previously been reported missing from Massachusetts.
The victim was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with multiple stab wounds. Police say she’s in serious but stable condition.
Assault with intent to commit murder charges are pending against the suspect. The investigation is ongoing.
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