23:18 GMT08 May 2021
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    An off-duty firefighter and a customer have been wounded in a knife attack at a Walmart store in the US town of Princeton, Texas, local media reported Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — George Cook, a ballation chief at the McKinney Fire Department, was wounded in the neck by a 20-year-old employee, ABC’s WFAA channel cited Princeton Police Chief James Waters as saying.

    "The associate who did this was arrested and his employment at our store was immediately terminated," a Walmart statement read.

    Despite the bleeding, Cook proceeded to help the other stabbing victim, witnesses told the media. The wounded were taken to hospital. The firefighter is in stable condition. Waters said hundreds of customers were evacuated from the store in northern Texas.


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