A woman was hospitalized Saturday with life-threatening injuries after another woman attacked her in a Mira Mesa Walgreens Saturday morning, San Diego Police Department said.
A 59-year-old woman was shopping in the cosmetics section at around 9:15 a.m. at the Walgreens located at 10787 Camino Ruiz, when another woman, 55, approached her, made verbal threats, grabbed her by the hair and cut her neck with a boxcutter, SDPD officer Tony Martinez confirmed.
Nearby employees and customers witnessed the attack and disarmed the suspect while waiting for police to arrive, according to SDPD.
The victim suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a hospital, SDPD confirmed. She was still in the hospital as of Monday afternoon, according to police.
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The suspect was arrested for attempted murder and booked into county jail, SDPD said.
"Do to an emergency, we are temporarily closed. We are sorry for the inconvience [sic]," a sign on the Walgreens store said Saturday afternoon. The store reopened by 5:20 p.m., according to NBC 7 crews.
The attack was unprovoked and could have happened to anyone, SDPD said.
"Scary. I come in here all the time on my lunch break, unprotected," shopper Antoinette Moceri said. "I don't know if they have cameras inside or out but I would suggest that."
No other information was available.
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