Police still searching for man who maced cop in Port Richmond Target

Police on Tuesday were still on the hunt for a 34-year-old man who authorities say maced a cop in the Port Richmond Target store Monday afternoon.

The suspect, identified by a source as Anthony Watson, allegedly sprayed the police officer after the cop attempted to stop him for stealing in the store, police said.

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Police say Anthony Watson, 34, sprayed a cop with mace in the Port Richmond Target store on Monday. (Police photo)

Watson, who court records show has numerous prior arrests on charges including assault and robbery, has addresses in South Philadelphia and Kensington. Police said Tuesday night that he remained on the loose.

The officer was treated at the hospital and released on Monday, police said.

Anyone with information should contact East Detectives at 215-686-3243, the police tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477), text a tip to PPD TIP (773847) or email tips@phillypolice.com.

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