Columbia man uses knife to defend himself at Walmart

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - Columbia police responded to an incident involving a knife inside Walmart Friday.

Police say a man was attacked by another man and an unidentified juvenile while walking into the Columbia Walmart before lunch Friday.

The man being attacked, Jonathan Smith of Mount Olive, pulled out a knife to defend himself. One assailant, Jimmy McCraw, 29, of Columbia was injured with knife wounds and was transported to Marion General Hospital before being transferred to Jackson with facial lacerations. Early reports from officials say the incident will be ruled self defense. Both Jimmy McCraw and the juvenile face simple assault charges.

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