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Shoppers Knocked To Ground In Utah Walmart Rush

CLINTON, Utah (AP) — Police in Utah say at least two people were knocked to the ground by a crowd of Wal-Mart shoppers jockeying for a $49 tablet computer.

Officer Vicki Jeppson says neither person was seriously hurt in the incident Thursday night at a store in Clinton, about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City.

Lt. Dave Valentine tells The Salt Lake Tribune store employees brought out a pallet of items wrapped in cellophane, and about 200 people rushed forward to grab the items as the workers cut the wrapper.

That’s when Valentine says shoppers knocked a woman over and stepped on her.

Witness Brian Wilks tells the Standard-Examiner officers rushed over to help and control the crowd.

Police say the victims appeared shocked but weren’t taken to the hospital.

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