A 46-year-old man has been charged with Aggravated Assault after being confronted by a Loss Prevention Officer last night.
At approximately 9:00 p.m., Patrol officers responded to a grocery store located in the 300 block of 33rd Street West. Upon arrival, Police observed a physical altercation in the parking lot between the Loss Prevention Officer for the business and an unknown male. Bystanders informed the officer that the male had stolen from the store, and when confronted, he stabbed the LPO. The officer issued verbal commands and took the suspect into custody without further incident.
Further investigation found that the male had attempted to stab the LPO in the chest several times but was unsuccessful due to a protective vest. However, the suspect stabbed the LPO again, this time in the shoulder area. The 33-year-old victim was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police seized a knife and hydromorphone from the suspect.
The 46-year-old man is charged with; Aggravated Assault, Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Unauthorized Possession, Possession of Hydromorphone and Theft Under $5000. (Court Info # 991072645, 991072644)