Guy With Big Knife Jumps Onto Counter, Stabs Center City Philadelphia 7-Eleven Clerk - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Guy With Big Knife Jumps Onto Counter, Stabs Center City Philadelphia 7-Eleven Clerk

Man attacks clerk in 7-Eleven store in the shadow of City Hall

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    New surveillance video shows a man attacking a 7-Eleven store clerk with a knife in Center City over the weekend.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017)

    A man looking for packs of cigarettes pulled out a large knife and stabbed a 7-Eleven clerk in Center City Philadelphia Sunday morning.

    The man asked the clerk at the convenience store on Market Street – across the street from City Hall – for Newport cigarettes shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday, then asked for five more packs, Philadelphia police said. He then pulled a large knife from his pants pocket, jumped on the counter and stabbed the 58-year-old worker in the head, neck and shoulder.

    The clerk managed to the wrestle with his attacker – a bearded man in his late 40s who stands around 6 feet tall – knocking the attacker off the counter and onto the floor, police said.

    The attacker then ran from the store empty-handed leaving the knife, a hoodie and the cigarettes behind, investigators said.

    Man Stabs 7-Eleven Clerk in Center City

    [PHI] Man Stabs 7-Eleven Clerk in Center City

    Police say a man jumped onto the counter and stabbed a clerk several times inside a 7-Eleven store in Center City Sunday morning.

    (Published Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017)

    The clerk was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital and admitted for observation in stable condition, police said.

    Police released a surveillance image of the suspect, who they said appeared to be homeless. He wore a dark shirt with a vertical stripe down the sleeves, blue jeans and black and white sneakers.