HCC police officer stabbed at Walmart

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HOUSTON - A night on the job turned into a really scary scene for one Houston Community College police officer.

Investigators say the female officer was working a second job as a security guard at the Walmart off South Post Oak in Meyerland when a man walked in and stabbed her with a hunting knife.

"She was sitting there watching the registers, providing security, when he just walked in and attacked her," said Kese Smith, Houston Police Department spokesman.

Officials say the suspect stabbed the officer multiple times in the arms and torso and say at one point, he even tried to grab for her gun.

But thanks to some brave bystanders, he was unsuccessful.

"There were customers and employees who saw this, attempted to intervene, actually helped the officer disarm the suspect," Smith said.

For now, police don't believe there was any type of connection between the officer and the suspect, but they're still looking into it.

Tuesday afternoon, the suspect's mother, Vanessa Johnson, spoke during a press conference.

"As a mother, it's painful. I wish their family a speedy recovery and my hearts and prayers are going out to her and her entire family," said Johnson.

Johnson is expected to go before a grand jury on Wednesday.