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Man Accused Of Attacking Brookline Store Clerk With Box Cutter Arrested

BROOKLINE (CBS) -- Two customers at a Brookline convenience store restrained a man until police arrived Friday morning after he allegedly attacked a clerk with a box cutter.

Police were called to the 7-Eleven on Commonwealth Avenue next door to Elements Massage around 7:20 a.m. on a report of a disturbance, according to the Brookline Police Facebook page.

Investigators say the man got into an argument with the clerk, and he showed the box cutter and a struggle ensued.

During the incident, the clerk sustained cuts to his head, police say. He was taken by ambulance to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, who was held by two customers, taken into custody has not been identified by police. He faces a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

He is also expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon.

The store was closed for a time, but by noon it had reopened.

Surveillance video of the attack is expected to be released Friday afternoon by police.

No additional information was immediately available.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens reports

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