The attack happened inside the 7-Eleven at 1700 17th St. NW about 3 a.m. Tuesday.
The man refused to pay for something in the store in the lead-up to the assault, according to authorities. After he declined to pay, the man attacked the 7-Eleven employee with a display rack and hit the worker with several items.
The assailant then left the store and fled in a car. Police have since arrested a man in connection with the crime. But his identity wasn’t immediately clear.
During the attacker’s time in the 7-Eleven, he damaged a credit card reader stand, a payment card terminal, an iPad and a sign, causing at least $1,000 in damage, according to authorities.
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