LCPD: Suspect in Mesilla Valley Mall stabbing hospitalized in El Paso


The man suspected of stabbing a Dillard’s employee while allegedly attempting to shoplift from the Mesilla Valley Mall Saturday night remains hospitalized in El Paso according to Las Cruces Police.

According to investigators, the 31-year-old man was suspected of shoplifting from Dillard’s, he then allegedly assaulted several employees and stabbed one as he attempted to run from the mall.

Responding LCPD officers located the man in the parking lot on the southeast side of the mall. After ignoring several commands, police deployed bean-bag and taser rounds on the suspect.

Police have yet to identify the man pending the conclusion of the investigation and his release from the hospital in El Paso. The stabbing victim was taken to a local Las Cruces hospital where he was treated and released. 

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