Cops in Egg Harbor Township say a man was stabbed inside Walmart Tuesday evening and four people were arrested.

The scene unfolded around 6PM Tuesday when EHT Police received a report of an assault in the electronics department at Walmart on the Black Horse Pike and Fire Road. Several officers responded and located the victim, 29-year-old Stephen Tuohy, who had facial injuries and a stab wound to his arm just below his shoulder, according to a press release.

Police say several suspects were harassing another shopper in the store when Tuohy attempted to intervene. That's when the suspects turned on Tuohy, assaulted him, and fled the store.

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The suspects, three adults and one juvenile were located by police and identified as 18-year-old Ankur Bhowmik of Atlantic City, 18-year-old Robert Lyall of Atlantic City, and 18-year-old Luis Murillo-Suarez from Edison. All were arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Luis Murillo-Suarez was additionally charged with several weapon offenses and lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. The other two adults and a juvenile were released on summons.

Tuohy was treated at the scene by EHT EMS and transported to Shore Medical Center for treatment.


SOURCE: Egg Harbor Twp. Police Dept. press release, 03/12/21

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