A man accused of using a tool to attack and injure a vendor at the Mandan Walmart is facing two felonies related to the incident.
Hilario Flores, 24, of Bismarck was arrested Tuesday at a southwest Mandan residence for probation violations. He was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault with a weapon and terrorizing in connection with the midday Friday incident.
Flores allegedly told police he thought the vendor was a store employee who may have seen him attempting to steal, a police affidavit said. He is alleged to have attacked the vendor with a needle-nose pliers in an attempt to scare him. The man suffered a minor cut on one arm, a superficial wound to his back, a puncture wound in the back of his head, and a cut behind his left ear that required eight stitches, the affidavit said.
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The store was evacuated after the incident while officers looked for the suspect, affecting about 100 people, police said.
Flores was identified as a person of interest Friday night. Police on Tuesday credited his apprehension to tips from the public.
South Central District Judge John Grinsteiner set Flores' bail at $100,000 cash Wednesday afternoon. Flores appeared in court by video from the Burleigh Morton Detention Center. Court documents do not list an attorney for him.
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