March 6, 2019
Suspect from February stabbing incident facing 6 more charges
The suspect in the stabbing incident at Immaculate Conception is facing an array of additional charges, including attempted murder.
On February 20, 2019 an off-duty Delta Police officer witnessed an altercation between a man and a woman at the school, and intervened. During this process both he and a female victim received serious stab wounds. However uniformed police arrived to the scene quickly, and a suspect was apprehended minutes later.
On February 21, 2019, Delta Police announced Crown Counsel had approved two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon, against Manoj GEORGE, 49 years old, of Delta BC.
The investigation has continued, with police looking into the circumstances that led to the events of February 20. On March 5, additional charges were sworn against Manoj GEORGE. Those charges are:
- Attempt to commit murder
- Sex assault with weapon
- Unlawful confinement
- Choking to overcome resistance
- Utter threats
The charges are in relation to the woman who was injured in this incident. There are no new additional victims in relation to this investigation.
“These are serious charges, regarding circumstances that only came to light once the police investigation was underway,” says Inspector Guy Leeson of the DPD Investigation Bureau, who is in charge of the investigation.
Manoj GEORGE has been in custody since February 20, and remains in custody pending his next court appearance on March 13, 2019. He is now facing a total of 10 charges in relation to events that took place on February 20, 2019.
The female victim remains in hospital, but is recovering. Acting Sergeant John Jasmins was released from hospital February 23, and is currently off work. He is expected to make a full recovery.