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Teen arrested after throwing knife at store clerk

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at 12:08 p.m.

A 17-year-old girl was arrested after she reportedly threw a knife at a store clerk during a dispute over customer service Tuesday afternoon, Wichita police said.

The teen began arguing with the 22-year-old clerk at a business Nomar International Food store, 2056 N. Broadway, shortly before 3 p.m., Lt. Doug Nolte said. The dispute escalated to the point that the clerk threw some crackers at the suspect, who responded by picking up a 10-inch kitchen knife and throwing it at her.

The knife struck the clerk in the hand, Nolte said, causing a four-inch laceration. The teen was booked into the Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center.

The clerk was taken to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis for treatment and later released.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com. He is on Twitter @StanFinger.

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