Lexington police arrested one man and searched for another after a stabbing at the Wal-Mart off Russell Cave Road around 9:40 p.m. Friday.
A man was stabbed in the chest inside the store, police said. He was taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police said they suspected two people of taking part in the stabbing; one of them was arrested, and police are seeking the other, Lt. Chris Schnelle said.
An off-duty officer at the Wal-Mart called for assistance after he saw the assault; that officer made the arrest, Schnelle said.
Police were looking for a white man in his late 20s with a tattoo on his neck. As part of the search, police evacuated the Wal-Mart, stopping customers as they left the store. Police also stopped cars leaving the parking lot, and anyone matching the description was questioned. A canine unit searched the store but failed to find the man.
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Police were interviewing the victim. The man in custody was not cooperating with police, Schnelle said.
Neither the name of the victim nor the name of the man arrested had been released late Friday.