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Billings transient stabs woman inside Albertsons grocery store

Posted at 4:28 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 18:28:04-04

BILLINGS – A woman was stabbed in what police say was a random attack in a downtown Billings grocery store on Monday morning.

Donald E. Partridge, 74, was arrested and booked into Yellowstone County jail for felony assault with a weapon.

According to Sgt. Harley Cagle, the man entered the store after 6 a.m. He allegedly approached the woman, said a few words, then proceeded to stab her.

Cagle said Partridge stayed inside the store following the attack. He was arrested by responding officers.

Partridge, who is described by police as a transient, did not know the woman. She suffered minor injuries in the attack and was not identified.