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Whitehall police seek help finding man who injured 5-year-old girl while fleeing Walmart


Whitehall police are seeking assistance from the public to identify a man who allegedly injured a 5-year-old girl while fleeing security guards Aug. 18 at Walmart, 3657 E. Main St.

At approximately 6 p.m. Aug. 18, security guards at Walmart attempted to detain a man for shoplifting. The man escaped from the security officers and, while fleeing, knocked a 5-year-old girl into a metal rack.

The girl was transported to Nationwide Children's Hospital and received multiple stitches to the forehead, police said.

The man fled from the store, and police are seeking assistance in obtaining his identity from pictures and a recorded video of the incident.

Anyone with information about the suspect should call Whitehall Detective Jon Earl at 614-545-9697 or email jonathan.earl@whitehall-oh.us.