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A suspect was injured by a clerk during an alleged robbery attempt at an AM/PM store on Tucson's southwest side Monday, an official said.

At about 7 a.m., Pima County Sheriff's deputies responded to an attempted robbery call at the store near West Valencia Road and South Cardinal Avenue, said Deputy James Allerton, a department spokesman.

The male suspect was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries, Allerton said. No injuries were reported regarding the store clerk.

There are no additional suspects in the incident.

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Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.