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Officer reportedly assaulted by intoxicated man at Saskatoon store

A 24-year-old man is facing a number of charges following an alleged assault on a Saskatoon police officer in a grocery store. File Photo / Global News

Saskatoon police believe one of their officers was assaulted by an intoxicated man in a grocery store on Thursday.

Reports of a man shouting threats and causing a disturbance in the 2900-block of 8th Street East came in at roughly 1:10 p.m. CT on Aug. 23.

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The first officer arrived at the grocery store to find a man armed with a knife. Police said the man charged and struck the officer in the face several times.

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While the officer struggled with the man in an effort to subdue him, the knife fell to the floor and a civilian was able to move it away safely.

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A second officer arrived within minutes and assisted in taking the man into custody.

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The first officer on scene was taken to hospital for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The 24-year-old man is facing charges of assaulting a peace officer causing bodily harm, carrying a concealed weapon, uttering threats, and mischief.

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