Police investigating stabbing at Boost Mobile store in Atlanta

An Atlanta Police Department spokesperson said investigators are working to determine why a customer at a Boost Mobile store in Atlanta allegedly stabbed an employee on Monday afternoon.

Officials said officers responded to the store on Ralph D. Abernathy Boulevard at approximately 4:50 p.m. a found an employee stabbed at the store. 

Police said the woman was alert, breathing and conscious when she was transported to a nearby hospital.

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Preliminary investigation indicates there was a verbal dispute between a customer and employee that led to the stabbing. 

The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived, police said. 

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The investigation is ongoing, according to authorities. 

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