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A 37-year-old Mount Vernon man was arrested for slashing three security officers with a razor knife as he tried to steal 10 containers worth of mozzarella cheese from the Associated Supermarket on South Broadway, police said today.
All three security officers were treated at a local hospital for cut wounds.
One officer, a 33-year-old Bronx resident, was slashed on both forearms as he and two other guards tried to detain Dormouth Carlton of 155 Union Ave., police said.
Another security officer, a 27-year-old Yonkers man, suffered a slash to the left wrist. The third victim, a 31-year-old Bronx man, suffered a cut to the left ring finger and to the forehead.
Police said the incident happened at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday when a cashier noticed that Carlton appeared to be hiding items under his clothing in her check out line.
He was confronted by the store security staff and denied he was trying to pilfer items.
As he tried to push past the security officers, police said, a physical confrontation broke out at the 529 S. Broadway store. Police said Carlton brandished the razor knife and began to stab guards.
Yonkers police were called, but the three wounded security officers had subdued Carlton by the time they arrived.
The knife was recovered, police said.
Carlton is charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, felonies; third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fifth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, misdemeanors.
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