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Cops: Security guard stabbed in attempted armed robbery

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A 39-year-old security guard is in stable condition after being stabbed during an attempted armed robbery at a Home Depot in Port Richmond Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The man was trying to steal copper wire from the store on Castor Avenue near Thompson Street around 4:10 p.m., and stabbed the guard once in the right side of his abdomen, police said. He also cut a second guard on his right arm and fled the store in a white truck, police said.

The suspect fled the scene, and medics took the injured guard to Episcopal Hospital. He was listed in stable condition as of 4:45 p.m.

The suspect is described as a black man in his 30s who is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 220 pounds. He has short hair and was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

Tipsters are asked to call 215-686-TIPS (8477).