An employee working at Family Dollar was stabbed while attempting to stop a shoplifter in his store. The employee was stabilized at the Kāmin Health-Crown Heights Urgent Care, before being transferred to the hospital in an ambulance.
The incident occurred Monday afternoon at the Family Dollar located on the corner of Lefferts and Kingston Ave. An employee, who has special needs, noticed a person attempting to shoplift from the store, and stopped him.
The shoplifter stabbed the employee before fleeing the location.
Quick thinking bystanders rushed the injured employee across the street to the Kāmin Health-Crown Heights Urgent Care. In a big kiddush Hashem, the frum doctor on site stabilized the victim before arranging ambulance transport to Kings County Hospital.
The NYPD is investigating the incident.
Details are still emerging on the incident, and this article will be updated as information is received.