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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Police say an employee at a Walgreens store in Tucson is recovering after being stabbed during a shoplifting attempt.

Sgt. Chris Widmer said the employee was taken to a hospital Friday night with injuries that aren't life-threatening.

Widmer said officers responded to the Walgreens just before 8:30 p.m.

He said a male suspect attempted to shoplift merchandise and the worker followed him out of the store.

Authorities said they got into a physical altercation and that's when the suspect allegedly stabbed him in the leg.

Widmer said the suspect fled on foot and police have detained someone.

No arrests have been made.

Associated Press,

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