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South S.L. man sought in Murray store incident

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MURRAY — A South Salt Lake man remained on the loose Wednesday morning after escaping Albertson's employees who were attempting to question him about some concealed merchandise they believed he was carrying.

Employees told police they stopped the man last week after seeing him stuff several pairs of leather gloves in his pants, court documents state.

As employees detained the man, he apparently faked a heart attack and they released him. Employees were able to recover the gloves while the man lay on the ground but he suddenly stood up and ran to the meat department, Murray police detective Rob Hall said. At the meat department, the man grabbed a 12-inch butcher knife and swung the blade toward employees as he made his way from the store, court documents state.

Hall said employees were able to identify the man from a photo line-up and police are now searching for him. On Tuesday, prosecutors filed first-degree felony aggravated robbery charges against the man.

Hall said the man is 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, with long blond hair pulled back in a ponytail. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should contact the Murray Police Department.