WASHINGTON -- Police say a suspected shoplifter stabbed a security guard at the Macy's store near Metro Center in downtown Washington D.C.
It all happened at around 3:45 p.m. just as the Metro evening commute was about to get underway.
Detectives said the security guard followed the suspect to the store's underground entrance. The suspect eventually turned around and stabbed the employee in the shoulder and wrist.
Police searched for the suspect, but was able to flee the area. However, he was arrested a short time later at Union Station.
Meanwhile, the victim rushed up escalators at the Metro Center station leaving a trail of blood as he sought help.
Crews cleaned up the entrance to Metro, but across the street inside the store, yellow tape cornered the beauty and shoe sections while crime scene technicians photographed a stock room splattered with blood.
The security guard is recovering at George Washington University Hospital and is expected to be okay.
Metro said Metro Center remained open during the incident and service was not affected.