Wheaton MD Feb 1 2017 A security officer at a store in the Westfield Wheaton mall was assaulted Monday night when he tried to arrest a shoplifting suspect, the Montgomery County police said.
The suspect fled and apparently remained at large Monday night.
No weapon was involved, according to initial reports.
A man was taken from a Macy’s store at the mall to a hospital with a serious injury, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for the county fire and rescue service.
Officials at the store, which remained open, could not be reached immediately.