Nashville man hurls homophobic slurs then cuts 7-Eleven worker's throat, cops say

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Aug. 4 2021, Published 4:24 p.m. ET

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Nashville police have arrested a suspect after he allegedly slashed a store clerk’s throat moments after making a homophobic rant, cops say.

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Police say John L. Walker Jr., 43, attacked the clerk at a 7-Eleven while the clerk was sitting outside the store, according to News 4 Nashville.

Walker allegedly approached the clerk and began making homophobic remarks towards them, News 4 Nashville reported.

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Nashville Police say Walker then pulled out a knife and slashed the clerk’s throat and stabbed their torso and arms, according to Nashville police.

The clerk is currently in the hospital in critical but non-life-threatening condition, News 4 Nashville reported. The victim is expected to recover from the attack, police said.

Walker is now charged with attempted homicide, News 4 Nashville reported.

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