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Man Tries to Rob Pharmacy at Knifepoint

A man was arrested after he attempted to rob a pharmacy on Tuesday morning.

Around 4 a.m., patrol officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department  were at United Market Street when they were approached by a store employee advising them of a man armed with a knife that was threatening employees at the pharmacy.

Officers, along with store security, approached the pharmacy and located a white male, 26-year-old John Williamson, holding a large knife. Officers immediately engaged the suspect and demanded that he drop the weapon. 

Williamson dropped the weapon, and attempted to flee. Officers deployed their taser in an attempt to gain control of the suspect. Willaimson began to fight with the officers.

After a brief struggle, officers were able to place Williamson in custody.

Williamson was transported to United Regional Health Care for medical clearance, and was then taken to Wichita County Jail, where he was charged with Aggravated Robbery, Assault on a Peace Officer, and Resisting Arrest.

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