Arrest made in connection to Sunday’s stabbing at the South Plains Mall

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On Monday, the Lubbock Police Department released the name of the suspect arrested in connection to Sunday’s stabbing at the South Plains Mall.

Hongwei Zhang, 32, was arrested by LPD and booked into the Lubbock County Detention Center early Monday morning.

Zhang is charged with one count of aggravated assault.

The stabbing was reported around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. 

A spokesperson for the South Plains Mall said the incident was contained to one store and was between two employees.  

“At no time was guest safety compromised,” the spokesperson told EverythingLubbock.com.

Just after 8:00 pm Sunday, Lubbock Police issued the following update:

Lubbock Police were called to the parking lot of the South Plains Mall, in front of Bealls, around 6:25 p.m., Sunday, October 28th, following reports of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim, who was transported to UMC, by EMS, with serious, but non life-threatening injuries. At this time it appears there was an altercation between two males, before the stabbing occurred.

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