Mars Hill IGA Credit: Melissa Lizotte / The Star-Herald

MARS HILL, Maine — A stabbing at the IGA supermarket in Mars Hill led police to issue a public lockdown Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.  

Ramadan Muhammad, 45, of Blaine stabbed a female customer in what was determined to be an unprovoked and random attack, according to the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office.

Following his arrest, Muhammad was charged with aggravated attempted murder, elevated aggravated assault and reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, officials said.

The woman, whom officials have not identified, is in stable condition at a local hospital.

Police advised the community early Wednesday afternoon to shelter in place and keep their doors locked. At approximately 3 p.m. police said the incident had been resolved and there was no public threat.

Correction:  A previous version of this story appeared with an unrelated photo of a business in Mars Hill. That business had no involvement in the incident and the photo was replaced.

BDN’s Rosemary Lausier contributed to this report.

David DiMinno

David grew up in New York, and moved to Maine to study political science at the University of Maine. In his spare time, he loves hiking, playing tennis and skiing.