Police: Shoplifting incident leads to stabbing at mall; 1 hospitalized, 5 in custody

Posted: Updated:
WOODBRIDGE -

Police say a shoplifting incident led to a stabbing at the Woodbridge Center Mall on Sunday that sent an employee to the hospital and landed five suspects in custody.

Woodbridge police say it was a shoplifting incident that turned into a robbery and led to stabbing. They say a loss prevention officer in Macy's was stabbed in the right arm.

Five suspects were taken into custody after a brief police pursuit. Their identities have not been released at this time.

Police say a tourniquet was applied to the stabbing victim's arm in the ambulance, and the victim was taken to Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

A Woodbridge Center Mall spokesperson confirmed that there was an incident Sunday at Macy's, but said there was no impact on shoppers.

Further details were not immediately available.

  • New Jersey SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • Photos: House explosion in Ridgefield

    Photos: House explosion in Ridgefield

    Monday, June 17 2019 4:01 PM EDT2019-06-17 20:01:11 GMT
    Chopper 12 was overhead as crews responded to a house explosion in Ridgefield.
    Chopper 12 was overhead as crews responded to a house explosion in Ridgefield.
  • Your 2019 Father's Day Photos

    Your 2019 Father's Day Photos

    Celebrate your father this Father's Day! Send us photos of you and your dad or you and your kids!
    Celebrate your father this Father's Day! Send us photos of you and your dad or you and your kids!
  • Your 2019 Prom Photos

    Your 2019 Prom Photos

    Are you or a loved one headed to the prom this year? We want to see your photos!
    Are you or a loved one headed to the prom this year? We want to see your photos!
sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."