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