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Charges: Suspect in apparently random convenience store attack yelled victim was 'Satan'

Charles Ryan Hendrick, 45, of Evanston, Wyoming, was charged with attempted murder in connection with an apparently random attack in a Summit County gas station Saturday. (Photo: Summit County Jail)

(KUTV) -- Prosecutors charged a Wyoming man with attempted murder in connection with an apparently random attack in a Summit County gas station Saturday.

Charles Ryan Hendrick, 45, of Evanston, Wyoming was charged in Utah’s Third District Court Monday morning .

According to court documents, witnesses said Hendricks was muttering obscenities under his breath when he walked into a convenience store near Coalville on Saturday.

“[Hendricks] focused his attention on [the victim]. As [the victim] began exiting the store, Hendricks shoved [the victim], yelled at him, and stabbed him in the neck,” charging documents say.

Witnesses tackled Hendricks and restrained him until officers arrived, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

A witness reported Hendricks was yelling that the victim was “Satan” after the attack.

The victim was taken to Evanston Regional Hospital and then flown to the University of Hospital in Salt Lake City. His condition was last listed as critical.

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