WARWICK, R.I. (CBS) — A Massachusetts man is under arrest for a stabbing inside a Rhode Island pharmacy Sunday afternoon.

Warwick, Rhode Island police say Jacob Gallant of Westport stabbed a female employee inside a Rite-Aid store in an apparent random attack around 3 p.m.

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The exterior of the Rite-Aid Pharmacy in Warwick, RI, where a stabbing occurred.(Photo credit: WPRI-TV)

The exterior of the Rite-Aid Pharmacy in Warwick, RI, where a stabbing occurred.(Photo credit: WPRI-TV)

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The 18-year old victim is in serious but stable condition following surgery at Rhode Island Hospital.

Warwick Police said two pharmacy co-workers of the young woman came to her aid after the attack, restraining the alleged assailant until police could arrive at the scene and take him into custody.

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Authorities say the victim and Gallant did not know each other, prior to the violent assault.