FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say that a security guard fired his gun and was stabbed after confronting a possible shoplifter.

The Washington Post reports that the incident occurred Sunday evening in the Washington suburb of Fort Washington.

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Prince George’s County police said the guard’s wound was in his upper body. His condition was unclear.

The encounter began inside a supermarket when the guard confronted a man suspected of shoplifting.

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A struggle ensued and continued into the parking lot.

Police said the guard fired his gun and that the other man suffered an unspecified injury.

Both were taken to a hospital.

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