Walmart employees subdue stabbing suspect in Hohenwald

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HOHENWALD, Tenn. (WKRN) – Wayne County authorities are investigating after a man allegedly stabbed his estranged wife at a Walmart in Hohenwald Friday morning.

According to authorities, 26-year-old Airick Clifft entered the store at 12:45 a.m. and attacked his estranged wife, who is an employee at the store.

He reportedly stabbed her at least four times in the chest and neck with a 4 to 5 inch knife.

A group of Walmart employees then stepped in to subdue Clifft.

While he was being held down, he somehow got a box cutter and began slashing himself. Workers were able to keep him down and prevent him from further hurting himself or anyone else.

“I don’t know what would have happened to that woman if the Walmart employees did not step in,” said Hohenwald Police Chief Sam Livingston.

Clifft’s estranged wife was treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and he was taken to Maury Regional Hospital with minor injuries.

After he was released, he was charged with attempted murder and transported to the Maury County jail.

A bond has not yet been set and additional charges may be filed.

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