Walmart Employee Slices Coworker's Neck: Police

By Matthew Stabley
|  Wednesday, May 11, 2011  |  Updated 7:14 PM EDT
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One man is under arrest for allegedly stabbing a co-worker outside a Walmart store in Bowie, Md.

Pat Collins

One man is under arrest for allegedly stabbing a co-worker outside a Walmart store in Bowie, Md.

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A man left a trail of blood inside a Prince George’s County, Md., Walmart Wednesday morning.

Before 11 a.m. at the shopping center next to the Bowie Walmart store in the 3300 block of Crain Highway, two Walmart employees got into an argument that turned violent, with bodies slammed against walls, Pat Collins reported. Witnesses said the fight carried on into the street.

A 26-year-old man pulled out a box cutter and sliced a 21-year-old man's neck, Bowie police said.

The 21-year-old then went inside the store for help, and suspect followed him and chased him out of the store.

Police had already been called about the fight and store security detained Troy Perry until police took him into custody. He is charged with first-degree and second-degree assault.

Police are investigating the possibility that the argument was about a woman, Collins reported.

The victim was taken to Prince George’s County Hospital Center and is expected to survive.

“This was an unfortunate incident and we are, obviously, concerned for our associate who was injured,” Walmart spokesman Dan Fogleman said. “We have been in contact with the local police and will provide them any information we have that might be helpful as they try to determine exactly what took place. As there is an active investigation going on, any additional comment would be best served coming from police.”

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