DALLAS -- The 16-year-old suspect in a stabbing inside a grocery store in Luzerne County is now being charged as an adult.
Michael Cheskiewicz of Wyoming County is charged with aggravated assault. Dallas police say that Monday afternoon, he stabbed a worker at Weis Markets in the borough.
Court papers reveal that an employee was walking toward a bathroom when she heard someone yell to start running. Police say Cheskiewicz was chasing her with a five-and-a-half-inch steak knife and stabbed her in the back. Cheskiewicz grabbed a second woman by her hoodie, but she was able to get away. He tried the same thing with a third woman, but she was also able to get away.
A spokesperson with Weis Markets credits his workers' quick-thinking for possibly preventing other shoppers from being stabbed. He says some store employees took shoppers into a back room and then out of the store to safety.
The woman who was stabbed was treated and released from a hospital. A spokesman for Weis Markets says she had on a thick coat at the time and that helped to protect her.
Police have not yet released a motive for the stabbing.