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UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Books-A-Million stabbing, TPD says

Officers managed to quickly locate the suspect, who police identified as 41-year-old John...
Officers managed to quickly locate the suspect, who police identified as 41-year-old John McFarland, in the woods north of Killearn Center Boulevard. They also recovered a knife, the department says.(Leon County Jail)
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 2:35 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 10:46 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - The Tallahassee Police Department responded to a stabbing at the Books-A-Million on Thomasville Road Tuesday afternoon.

The Tallahassee Online Police Statistics map indicates officers responded to the 3500 block of Thomasville Road around 1:45 p.m.

According to police, a man was taken to a hospital in the area after suffering non-life-threatening injuries in this incident.

TPD says the victim and suspect did not know each other. After stabbing the victim inside the store, the suspect ran away from the area, TPD’s incident report states.

Officers managed to quickly locate the suspect, who police identified as 41-year-old John McFarland, in the woods north of Killearn Center Boulevard. They also recovered a knife, the department says.

McFarland was arrested on a charge of attempted murder.

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