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AIKEN, S.C. – A South Carolina Walmart employee is recovering after being attacked by a “ninja,” police in Aiken said.

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The attack happened just after midnight Friday, WRDW reported.

Police said the employee was cut on his mouth, the back left side of his head and his left hand by a man dressed as a ninja.

The alleged assailant used a weapon described as a black samurai sword before he left the store through the garden section, WRDW reported.

The man was dressed in a gray jacket, but had on black pants, a black head covering and a black mask, WJBF reported. The employee said he did not know his alleged attacker or why he was targeted.

The victim was treated by EMS, but his condition was not released, the Aiken Post and Courier reported.