Manoj George, 49, of Delta is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after allegedly stabbing a woman and an off-duty DPD officer outside of Immaculate Conception elementary school on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Ron Calliou/Twitter photo)

VIDEO: Delta man charged in stabbing of woman, off-duty cop outside North Delta elementary school

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

A Delta man has been charged in the stabbing of a woman and an off-duty police officer outside of a private elementary school in North Delta.

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

At a press conference this afternoon, Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord related more details as to what went down that afternoon.

Just after 3 p.m., Acting Sergeant John Jasmins, who was at Immaculate Conception elementary school to pick up his children, witnessed an altercation between a man and a woman outside of Immaculate Conception elementary school in North Delta. As Jasmins tackled him, receiving several stab wounds to the abdomen in the process. Dubord noted that Jasmins was unarmed, having only his police ID.

Police began to receive 911 calls at 3:03 pm, and by 3:04 pm the first on-duty police officer arrived on scene. A suspect was identified and taken into custody by 3:06 pm. Dubord said DPD’s investigative bureau worked throughout the night on this investigation, processing the scene and doing witness interviews.

A number of parents and staff at the school helped detain the suspect and render first aid to Jasmins and the woman before police arrived. Dubord said the situation was under control in about three minutes.

READ MORE: North Delta elementary school closed following stabbing that left cop, woman in serious condition

SEE ALSO: Woman, off-duty cop in serious condition after stabbing outside North Delta elementary school

“We’d like to commend the actions of a number of members of the public who assisted during this event,” Dubord said in a press release. “I’ve said this many times — Delta is such a supportive community and you showed it again yesterday.”

“And of course I want to acknowledge our officer’s quick thinking and bravery. Investigators believe that if John hadn’t acted so quickly, the woman involved in this incident could have lost her life. He is a hero.”

Jasmins and the woman were rushed to hospital in critical condition, but their conditions have since improved. Jasmins underwent surgery yesterday and is listed in stable condition. Dubord said he is alert and doing well, calling him “very upbeat and anxious to get out of the hospital,” though he will have stay there for at least a few more days.

The woman, a 41-year-old Delta resident, is improving but remains in serious condition.

No children were harmed in Wednesday’s incident.

At Thursday’s press conference, Dubord confirmed that George and the woman were in a relationship and have one child who attends the school. He said police “were aware the marriage was dissolving … but certainly we had never seen any violence.”

George was not known to police, had no criminal record and there was no restraining order in place between him and his wife.

Dubord also made a statement on behalf of Jasmins:

“He wanted to thank the staff at Immaculate Conception and the parents at the school who leapt in to help immediately. They called 911, providing the initial first aid to the woman who was injured, and making sure the kids were looked after. I also want to express my gratitude to Surrey RCMP and my amazing wife and my children who were so brave, and had the awareness and the composure to run in to the nearest adult and direct them to call 911. So John’s kids were actually coming out and were unfortunately witness to some of this as their dad was being in this struggle, and he wanted to make sure that he provided a thank you to his children who acted in a very brave manner and went in and assisted with [calling] 911.”

Though the school was closed today, DPD victim services unit was at Immaculate Conception assisting staff, and will be present tomorrow with their trauma dog, Caber, to provide comfort and support when the children return to school. Dubord noted the school also has services available to staff and students.

Acting Sergeant Jasmins has been featured in the North Delta Reporter before. Read more at the links below:

Delta police answer readers’ questions at Coffee with a Cop event

Delta’s first responders answer the call for blood donations



editor@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Delta police Acting-Sgt. John Jasmins was the off-duty officer stabbed while intervening in an assault outside Immaculate Conception School on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Ryan McLeod photo)

Just Posted

UPDATED: IHIT investigating fatal South Surrey crash

Three people dead, investigators expected to be at scene ‘for significant amount of time’

Surrey woman marks 30 years as art gallery volunteer

Saker Senaratne received Shakti Award for community service

White Rock council calls for needs assessment study for new city hall

Staff study would determine possibilities for new ‘civic precinct’

White Rock Mexican restaurant told to remove flag from patio

‘I’ve never heard of anything like this in my life,’ Primo’s Mexican Grill general manager said

OUR VIEW: Young Surrey athletes stir pride

Better than trophies are the lessons these sports-minded youngsters hopefully carry into adulthood

VIDEO: RCMP reveal five kids hit in deadly B.C. crash

The children range in age from six to 17.

Study: Why Canadian police should have a dedicated animal cruelty unit

People view fighting animal cruelty as a public responsibility

Convicted pedophile from B.C. raises fears after move to Ontario

Police have issued a warning about Madilyn Harks in Brampton

Mystery plane wakes up B.C. residents

An aircraft circled Langley City over the weekend after midnight for about an hour

Yellow snake spotted slithering in Greater Victoria neighbourhood

Police describe it as ‘large, pale [and] yellow’ suggesting the snake may be exotic

Stranger climbs onto B.C. family’s second-floor balcony, lights fire in barbecue

Incident in Abbotsford terrifies family with two-year-old boy

British Columbians are paying more for booze but also broccoli

Victoria’s inflation was 2.3 per cent, a tick above Vancouver’s of 2.2 per cent

Eviction halted for B.C. woman deemed ‘too young’ for seniors’ home

Zoe Nagler, 46, had been given notice after living in the seniors complex in Comox for six years

Most Read

l -->