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A loss prevention agent was stabbed during an altercation with suspected shoplifters Saturday. It happened around 6:30 p.m. in the Towne East parking lot outside of J.C. Penney's.
Wichita Police Sgt. Bart Brunscheen said two loss prevention employees confronted a man and a woman in their late 30s in the parking lot. A struggle began, and the male suspect pulled out a knife.
One of the loss prevention agents went to get backup from security patroling the lot. The suspect stabbed the other loss prevention agent in the chest.
Brunscheen said the victim was taken by EMS to the hospital in critical condition. However, he is now stable and was able to talk to detectives.
Police took the suspect into custody. They are being interviewed by detectives.