Suspected Shoplifter in Evendale Stabs Himself in the Neck

A man suspected of shoplifting from a Walmart in Evendale, stabbed himself in the neck with a knife as a police officer tried to arrest him Monday afternoon.

Evendale Police say they responded to the store in the 2800 block of Cunningham Drive after the man got away from store security.

An officer located the suspect in the east side of the parking lot, which led to a brief struggle between him and the suspected shoplifter, eventually bringing him to the ground.

The suspect would not comply and pulled out a folding knife from his pocket, forcing the officer to back away.

After the officer ordered him to drop the knife, the suspect stabbed himself in the neck area.

Additional officers then helped subdue the man, beginning medical aid.

He would be transported to Bethesda North Hospital.

The name of the suspect and his condition are being withheld at this time.

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