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January 14, 2015 at 1:10 PM

Suspect arrested in brutal Renton store robbery

Here is a second photo of the suspect without his face covered. (Renton Police Department)

Police say this photo shows the attacker after he changed his clothes. (Renton Police Department photos)

Update at 6:41 p.m.: Police say they arrested the suspect after receiving a phone call indicating he may be at an apartment complex in the 13300 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.  Renton police and King County deputies located and arrested the 44-year-old suspect without incident.

He will be booked into the King County Jail for investigation of attempted murder.

Update at 5:28 p.m..: Renton police say they’ve arrested a suspect in the robbery and assault at GameStop. No other details were immediately released.

Update at 3:39 p.m..: A Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman said the victim is in serious condition.

Original post: A man slit the throat of a clerk at a Renton video game store after forcing her to open the safe Wednesday morning, police said.

The victim, a 23-year-old woman, has been rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Her condition was not immediately known.

The robbery occurred shortly before 11 a.m. when a man with a scarf covering his face walked into the GameStop in the 200 block of South Second Street and forced the employee to open the register, according to Renton police spokeswoman Terri Vickers.

“He already had the money when he slit her throat,” Vickers said.

Renton High School and St. Anthony School were locked down while police searched for a suspect. The lockdowns have since been lifted, police said.

The suspect was described as a black man in his 20s to 30s, about 6 feet tall with a heavy build. He was wearing a black baseball cap, brownish Carhart-style jacket and a scarf, police said.

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Surveillance photo of the man who attacked a clerk in Renton Wednesday morning.

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