A suspected shoplifter stabbed a security guard at the Woodbridge Mall on Sunday afternoon, police said.
A man was in a store in the mall and four accomplices were in a getaway vehicle outside, Woodbridge Township police said.
When the man tried to make a run for it, he stabbed a loss prevention officer, police said. The guard was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, he was bleeding but his condition was not known.
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The getaway car took off, but was stopped after a brief pursuit, police said. Four men and one woman were in the car.