Security guards stabbed and two arrested in Kmart attack
Two people have been stabbed by knife-wielding thugs in a department store at Westfield Fountain Gate.
Police were called to the centre at 5.50pm following reports of a stabbing.
It's understood that two security guards were stabbed at Kmart, according to reports on social media.
Emergency services attended the scene and paramedics assessed two patients with non-life threatening injuries.
Two people have been arrested and a man and a woman are assisting police with their inquires.
Shopper Danielle told the Herald Sun she saw blood on the floor near the homewares department.
"It was really confronting, they asked everyone to evacuate and roped off the store," she said.
Another shopper, who asked not be named, said a staff member had told him the incident unfolded after a couple were allegedly caught trying to steal $500 worth of items.
"The worker told me security tried to stop the couple and that's when they got stabbed, it's terrible for this to happen," he said.
Shopper Christina, who regularly shops at Kmart after hours, said the incident was "shocking".
"It's just so scary for this to happen here, the crime is just getting out of control here," she said.
"I always see security around here but I think the centre needs more police patrolling at night too," she said.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or may have information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit crimestoppersvic.com.au
Originally published as Security guards stabbed, two arrested in Westfield attack