Police responded to a shoplifting call just after 5:30 p.m. A security guard had attempted to stop two people but one of them produced a hatchet, according to a police statement.
Both suspects fled. Police later found and arrested a 27-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man, both from Alberta.
A police watch commander told Global News no one was injured and a Safeway employee confirmed the incident occurred at the grocery store.
Both were charged with theft under $5,000. The man was also charged with assault with a weapon and possessing a weapon dangerous to the public.
The security guard was not injured.