Loss prevention employee stabbed in the neck at Midtown grocery store

 Dave Brooks / KTUU
Dave Brooks / KTUU (KTUU)
Published: Nov. 20, 2016 at 6:14 PM AKST
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The Anchorage Police Department has identified the suspect as Steven Treadway. Treadway was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree assault. Now, he is remanded to the Anchorage jail.

The loss prevention employee was treated for an approximate two-inch laceration. He is now listed in stable condition.

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A loss prevention employee at the Midtown Fred Meyer store in Anchorage was taken to the hospital with a critical stab wound to the neck Sunday evening, according to APD spokeswoman Jennifer Castro.

The employee was trying to stop someone from stealing from the store, and in the process, was stabbed in the neck by the suspect, Castro says. The victim was taken to the hospital with what Castro called a "critical stab wound," but was still conscious and breathing.

Police say there is a suspect in custody. That person has been taken to the Anchorage Police Department for further questioning.

APD sent out a Nixle alert at 5:39 p.m. Sunday about an assault with a weapon at a Midtown retail store.

A woman who answered the phone for the store’s loss prevention department said she couldn't give any comment. A manager also declined to comment.

The store was still open on Sunday evening.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.
Channel 2's Patrick Enslow also contributed to this report