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A Saint John police officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being stabbed at a west Saint John business on Feb. 21, 2024. Image: Brad Perry

Stabbed police officer released from hospital

By Brad Perry Feb 23, 2024 | 11:17 AM

A Saint John police officer who was stabbed during a call this week has been released from the hospital.

Const. Jonathan Grenier remains off-duty recovering from non-life-threatening injuries, police said in an update Friday.

He was one of several officers who responded to a disturbance call at a west side business on Wednesday evening.

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It was reported to police that a man armed with a knife was threatening staff and causing damage inside the store.

Police said as Grenier entered the business, the suspect allegedly stabbed him with a knife.

“Other officers did intervene at the time of the assault and took the suspect into custody,” Staff Sgt. Sean Rocca, a police spokesperson, told reporters on Thursday.

Two officers were already in the store when Grenier arrived at the scene, according to the spokesperson.

A 35-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault on Grenier, who joined the force in 2016.

He is also charged with assault with a weapon on another person, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, mischief under $5,000, and resisting arrest.