NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Metro Police have arrested the suspect accused of slashing a store clerk's throat in Green Hills early Tuesday morning. 

Police say 43-year-old John L. Walker Jr. attacked the clerk at the 7/11 on Hillsboro Pike while the clerk was sitting outside the store. 

Police said Walker approached the clerk and began making homophobic remarks toward him before he pulled out a knife and slashed the clerk's throat and stabbed his torso and arms. 

The clerk is currently in the hospital in critical, but non-life-threatening condition, according to police. They are expected to recover from their injuries. 

Walker is now charged with attempted homicide.

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