A 24-year-old man is facing charges after reportedly attacking a police officer in a Saskatoon grocery store.
Police got a report of a man shouting threats inside the Real Canadian Superstore at 2901 8 St. E. early Thursday afternoon.
The suspect was allegedly armed with a knife as he charged the first officer to arrive at the scene.
Police said the suspect dropped the knife during the struggle, allowing a civilian to move it safely away.
Another officer arrived at the scene a few minutes later and was reportedly able to help take the man into custody after a further struggle.
According to police, the first officer was struck repeatedly in the face and was taken to hospital, though his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. It was unclear if he suffered stab wounds.
Police said they had reason to believe the suspect was intoxicated during the incident.
He’s now facing a number of charges including assault, assaulting a peace officer, carrying a concealed weapon, uttering threats and mischief.