Shoplifting Suspect Threatened LP Associate with Needle

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A New Haven woman was taken into custody after police say she threatened a Walmart employee with a needle before taking off with merchandise without paying.

According to Milford Police, officers responded to the Walmart at 1365 Boston Post Road on Wednesday for a reported shoplifting.

It was later determined that a 42-year-old New Haven woman, Amy Kiernan, attempted to walk out of the store with approximately $190 worth of merchandise.

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When the loss prevention officer approached her, police say Kiernan pulled out a needle and threatened the officer before fleeing the area on foot. Officers located Kiernan a short time later and placed her under arrest…  KYET3 News