Woman dies after stabbing at Maine market; woman in custody

AP News
Posted: Aug 19, 2015 7:10 PM

SACO, Maine (AP) — Police say a woman has been killed in a knife attack at a supermarket in southern Maine.

WCSH-TV reports (http://on.wcsh6.com/1MyuQIC ) the attack happened Wednesday at a Shaw's supermarket in Saco. The station reports the 59-year-old woman was taken to a hospital with severe injuries and died later.

Police say a 31-year-old woman has been held. Officials haven't released any possible motive and haven't said whether the women knew each other.

Colin Esposito was at the store shortly after the attack. He tells WCSH he saw a purse lying on the ground next to a "massive" pool of blood near the frozen foods section.

An employee says store managers have no comment on what happened. A company spokeswoman hasn't returned email and phone messages seeking comment.

Minneapolis-based Supervalu Inc. sold Shaw's in 2013.


This story has been corrected to show Supervalu no longer owns Shaw's.


Information from: WCSH-TV, http://www.wcsh6.com