SAN ANTONIO -- An employee was stabbed at a north-east side Walmart late Tuesday.

The stabbing happened just after 11 p.m. at the store located in the 1400 block of Austin Highway.

Police said the loss prevention officer noticed a suspicious man who appeared to be shoplifting. When the employee confronted the man, he pulled out a box cutter and stabbed him according to investigators.

The employee was taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the suspect was known to employees, who have had issues with him in the past.
A search was conducted at a nearby motel where the suspect was known to have stayed, but he was not located.

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