Loss prevention officer stabbed trying to stop theft at Saskatoon Safeway

Loss prevention officer stabbed trying to stop theft at Saskatoon Safeway
Saskatoon security guard stabbed at grocery store
Saskatoon police say a thief attempted to stab a loss prevention officer in the chest several times but was unsuccessful due to a protective vest.

A 46-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault after being confronted by a loss prevention officer (LPO) at a Safeway in Saskatoon.

Saskatoon police said they arrived to find a physical altercation taking place between the LPO and an unknown man in the parking lot.

The 46-year-old man was arrested without incident. He is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession, possession of hydromorphone and theft under $5,000.

Bystanders informed police the man had stolen from the store, and when confronted, he stabbed the LPO.

Police said further investigation found the man had attempted to stab the LPO in the chest several times but was unsuccessful due to a protective vest. However, police said the man had stabbed the LPO again, this time in the shoulder area.

A loss prevention officer was taken to hospital and a 46-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault after a stabbing in the parking lot of a grocery store Wednesday night.

He is also facing charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of hydromorphone, and theft under $5,000.

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A 46-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault after a security guard was stabbed in Saskatoon Wednesday night.

Police were called to a grocery store at the corner of Avenue C North and 33rd Street W. at about 7 p.m. CST. When they arrived, the guard and the suspect were fighting in the parking lot.

Eyewitnesses said the suspect had stolen from the store, and tried to stab the man when he was confronted.

Police said the man's security vest saved him from several stab wounds to the chest but he received stab wounds in the shoulder.

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