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Alleged shoplifter charged with stabbing worker at Tropical Foods on Melnea Cass Boulevard

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Under arrest. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports a worker was stabbed in the leg at Tropical Foods, 450 Melnea Cass Blvd. shortly before 5:20 p.m. on Monday by a man store workers said had been shoplifting moments earlier.

The worker confronted the man as he tried to leave the store, a fight broke out and the man got out a knife, workers said. The man was transported in a police wagon to the B-2 station for booking; the worker was transported in an ambulance to a local hospital.

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