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A security guard suffered injuries after a suspect with a knife tried to take off from police at Menards

Davenport, IA – His name is William Houk, local resident, and he faces a felony charge of second-degree robbery and a misdemeanor charge of interference with official acts after an incident Monday at Menards.

Davenport Police Department officers responded to Menards, 6600 N. Brady St., Davenport, for a report of a theft in progress.

The 29-year-old  suspect had several open knives that he removed from packing on his person. When officers made contact with Houk, he reached into his right pocket for several seconds revealing the display of a black pocketknife in a threatening manner.

A Menards security officer was able to stop Houk, and in the process suffered an injury to his left shoulder and several cuts to his right hand and left leg.

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