Walmart Shoplifter Cuts Own Throat When Confronted by Security: Police

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A shoplifter at Walmart in Manchester cut his own throat when he was confronted by store security, police said. 

Police said the 44-year-old man switched the pricetag for a vacuum for a lower cost and tried to buy the item at the store at 420 Buckland Hills Drive. 

When store security brought him into their office around 1:30 p.m., he allegedly reached into his pocket for a knife and slashed his neck while being questioned, Manchester Police said.

The man was quickly transported to Hartford Hospital.

His condition has not been released, but police said his injury is significant and potentially life-threatening.

There were no other immediately details available. 

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