Dan Stamm

Video Shows Suspect in Stabbing at Center City Philadelphia Wawa

Surveillance video shows suspect in stabbing inside the Wawa at Broad and Walnut streets

A man was stabbed in the back at a Center City Wawa Thursday morning and Philadelphia police hope surveillance video captures the assailant.

The stabbing took place inside the popular convenience store location at Broad and Walnut streets around 6 a.m., police said.

The 27-year-old victim was outside the store when a bearded man wearing a blue hat, black and white Nike shirt and blue cleans punched him the face, police said. The suspect then followed the man inside the store where he stabbed him three times in the back as well as in the shoulder and chest.

The victim suffered serious injuries but was awake and conscious as medics transported him to Jefferson University Hospital, investigators said.

No word yet on a motive. Surveillance video released Friday shows the suspect in the store.

It was business as normal at the Wawa location by 7:30 a.m. as customers picked up their morning coffees.

"While this was not a Wawa issue, we are of course working with police to assist in any way we can with their investigation," Wawa spokeswoman Lori Bruce said.

This stabbing came just one day after a women and her friend got into a verbal fight with another woman inside the same Wawa around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Philadelphia police said. After stepping outside, the suspect, believed to be in her young 20s, stabbed the woman three times in the back.

The suspect ran off on 13th Street while the victim was taken to Jefferson in stable condition, police said.

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