New details have emerged from an investigation into a stabbing at a Winnipeg business.
The major crimes unit of the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) says it is believed a 13-year-old boy was responsible for the assault.
The child entered the convenience store on Isabel Street without a face mask. When asked to wear one by an employee, the boy became angry. He bought several food items and then stabbed the 41-year-old male employee.
A 13-year-old male has been charged after entering a convenience store in the 200 block of Isabel Street and stabbing an employee who asked him to wear a face mask/covering. The incident is believed to be unprovoked. Media release: https://t.co/Wb1UbYJ2jQ— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) February 28, 2021
Offiers responded to the stabbing at around 3:50 a.m. Friday.
Police have determined the incident was unprovoked. The child was taken into custody after he was located at a residence in the West Alexander area.
The child has been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
He has been detained in custody.