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)

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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.

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“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



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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)

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