ABSECON, NJ – Police are trying to figure out why a man entered a Shoprite supermarket at the Jersey Shore and stabbed an employee.

According to the Absecon Police Department, a woman suffered injuries from a stab wound after an unprovoked encounter with a man at the Shoprite of Absecon, 616 White Horse Pike.

“Officers were called to the Shoprite just before 10:00 AM on Saturda for a report of an employee who had been stabbed,” the department said. “The victim, whose identity is being withheld, was rushed to the hospital with injuries. Investigators learned that the attack was unprovoked and there was no connection between the parties.”

The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Jason C. Wedderburn of Absecon, was apprehended by police in the vicinity of the attack.

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He was taken into custody without incident and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and other weapons charges.

“The Absecon Police Department would like to give credit to Shoprite staff who assisted their fellow employee and also maintained crucial communication with responding officers,” police said,

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Absecon Police Department at (609) 641-0667.