Purse Snatcher Stabs Himself: Cops

Investigators say a man who snatched a woman's purse stabbed himself when he was approached by police.

An alleged purse snatcher is in police custody after suffering self-inflicted wounds, according to police.

Investigators say the suspect snatched a woman’s purse early Friday evening at the Trader Joe’s on 21st and Market. Police then say the man escaped in his vehicle.

Responding police officers spotted a man inside a car fitting the alleged victim’s description later on at 30th and Market. When approached by police, investigators say the man stabbed himself, suffering a minor injury.

He was apprehended and taken into police custody. No word yet on the man’s identity.

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