Saanich Police Department are investigating an incident at Uptown Mall on Saturday night that left a security officer with serious but not life-threatening knife wounds.
Const. Markus Anastasiades said police responded to reports of a stabbing at Uptown Mall at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 28.
They learned a security guard from Uptown Mall had confronted a suspected shoplifter leaving Wal-Mart. Anastasiades said at some point during the interaction, the male suspect slashed the security officer on the arm. He said the suspect then fled the scene on a BMX-style bicycle.
Anastasiades said the injury was serious, but not life threatening. Police are still investigating this incident and will provide further updates when available.
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