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Published June 01 2013

Man charged in scissors attack at Wahpeton store

WAHPETON, N.D. — Bond has been set at $50,000 for South Dakota man charged with attacking a female store clerk with a pair of scissors at a Wahpeton store.

Authorities say 20-year-old Christopher Brent Yellow Earrings of Peever, S.D., was charged with eight felonies on Friday. He requested a court-appointed attorney

Police Chief Scott Thorsteinson says Yellow Earrings entered the Family Dollar around 8 p.m. Wednesday and forced six people into a back room, threatening them with a scissors. The chief says Yellow Earrings then blocked the door with heavy objects to prevent them from leaving.

Authorites say Yellow Earrings then assaulted a female clerk with the scissors, causing a cut that required stitches.

Officers responded and used a stun gun on Yellow Earrings before arresting him.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.