Suspect from Delta elementary school stabbing hit with six more charges

Mar 7 2019, 7:11 pm

The suspect of a stabbing that took place outside an elementary school in North Delta is facing six additional charges.

On February 20, 2019, an off-duty police officer and a woman were stabbed outside Immaculate Conception.

Act. Sgt. John Jasmins witnessed the assault taking place in front of school property and intervened. Both him and the victim, a 41-year-old woman, received serious stab wounds.

Within minutes, on-duty police officers arrived on the scene and took the suspect, 49-year-old Manoj George, into custody. Act. Sgt. Jasmins and the woman were rushed to the hospital.

Jasmins was released several days later and is recovering at home. The female victim, however, still remains in the hospital.

Police have since continued the investigation and have had six additional charges sworn against George. The charges, all in relation to the woman who was injured in the incident, include:

  • Attempt to commit murder
  • Sexual assault with a weapon
  • Extortion
  • Unlawful confinement
  • Choking to overcome resistance
  • Uttering threats

“These are serious charges, regarding circumstances that only came to light once the police investigation was underway,” says Inspector Guy Leeson.

George has been in custody since February 20 and will remain in custody until his next court appearance, which takes place on March 13.

He now faces a total of 10 charges, including two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon, in addition to the charges noted above.

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