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Man Arrested For Hurling A Knife At A Home Depot Worker

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A 34-year-old man was arrested after allegedly throwing a knife at an employee in a San Diego Home Depot store. The employee was watering plants in the gardening center of the store.

NBC San Diego reports that Sean Burton was seen "driving recklessly at a very high speed" in the home improvement store's parking lot, and San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the scene. Burton stopped the car, got out, and then hurled a folding knife at the employee, who was hit in the leg.

When sheriff's deputies arrived, they pursued Burton inside the store, and arrested him at gunpoint.

One witness inside the store told ABC-10 that she hid behind a cash register as Burton entered the store, pursued by sheriff's deputies.

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According to the L.A. Times, the employee suffered a minor cut to his upper leg, and was treated by an off-duty paramedic who happened to be in the Home Depot at the time of the attack. He was treated and released at Scripps La Jolla Hospital.

Burton is in custody, and has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon.