Suspect who stabbed clerk in neck outside Green Hills gas station arrested

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A clerk at a Green Hills gas station was stabbed outside the store Tuesday morning.

It happened at the 7-Eleven on Hillsboro Pike just before 1 a.m.

Hillsboro Pike Green Hills 7-11 stabbing
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Metro police reported the employee was stabbed in the neck during an encounter with a person outside the store. The clerk then went back inside the store and asked someone to call 911, according to Metro police.

The victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with critical injuries. Officers on the scene told News 2 the victim would likely survive.

On Tuesday evening, Metro Police arrested 43-year-old John L. Walker off Abbot Martin Road and are expected to charge him with attempted murder.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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