Shopper Attacks Supermarket Security Guards With Knife

Story ByAnastasia Smirnova, Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyCentral European News

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This is the moment an aggressive shopper attacks a supermarket security guard with a kitchen knife after being accused of shoplifting.

The incident was filmed at an unnamed supermarket in the district of Basmanny in the western Russian capital Moscow, and the footage was posted on social media where it has been widely shared.

According to local media, the row erupted when a security guard accused the 47-year-old man of shoplifting.

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In that moment, the angry man pulled out a kitchen knife as two security guards questioned him.

Footage from the supermarket’s security camera shows the two staff members scuffling with the man before he pulls out what appears to be a knife and lunges at one guard with it.

The guard throws several punches and the two staff members trap the angry customer in a corner where he starts to throw items at them.

He then uses a trolley to scare off the guards before brandishing the knife at them again.

According to local media, the customer left the supermarket with all the items he collected without paying any money towards them.

Reports said he was the same man who was arrested in the centre of Moscow several hours later.

If found guilty, the suspect could face up to eight years in prison for violent robbery.

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Anastasia Smirnova

I am a senior writer and correspondent with several years experience working as a contributor for various publications.