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Sterling Heights — Police continue to search for a man who was captured on video Monday starting a fight in a Walmart store. 

The incident happened at about 7:30 p.m. at the outlet on Van Dyke and 14 Mile. Police said the man was standing in a line for layaway items at the store when he is seen on the video rushing a store employee. Others then joined in the donnybrook.

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Police continue to search for a man who was captured on video Monday starting a fight in a Walmart store The Detroit News

 

"The suspect still isn't in custody, but we're working on it," Sterling Heights police Lt. Mario Bastianelli said Thursday.

Police said their investigation revealed a suspect pulled a knife on employees after a dispute. The suspect fled before officers got to the store, but a female relative of the suspect was arrested for obstructing police and larceny in a building. Police only identified the woman as a 52-year-old Detroit resident.

There initially were reports that the story was evacuated because of a shooting threat, but police said no guns were involved in the incident; the store remained open, although shoppers were cleared from the area where the fight took place.

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