Man slashes woman's throat in Lexington Kroger store, police say

February 12, 2014 

Corey Lane Cummins

Lexington police arrested a man who allegedly attacked and cut a woman inside a grocery store Wednesday afternoon.

The woman in her 70s had her throat slashed with a sharp instrument in the Kroger at 150 West Lowry Lane Lane off Nicholasville Road, said Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries, Roberts said. No one else was hurt.

Police charged Corey Lane Cummins, 43, with first-degree assault in connection with the attack. He was lodged in the Fayette County jail.

Video from the store shows "he was following the woman from behind right before the slashing incident took place," Roberts said.

The incident was reported before 3 p.m. Wednesday.

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