Columbia police released the photograph of a suspect wanted after a Columbia police officer was stabbed several times Wednesday night.
The incident occurred at 9:30 p.m. at the Bush River Road Walmart when the female officer responded to a service call, said Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons.
After the assault, the officer was taken to a local hospital where she was in stable condition, the police department said on its Twitter account.
Law enforcement officers from several jurisdictions joined in the search for the suspect.
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