Manoj George, 49, of Delta is facing 10 charges, including attempted murder, aggravated assault and sexual 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)

Attempted murder, sex assault charges laid in stabbing of cop, woman outside B.C. school

Manoj George, 49, of Delta is now facing a total of 10 charges in relation to the incident on Feb. 20

A man accused of stabbing a woman and an off-duty Delta police officer outside of a private elementary school in North Delta last month now faces additional charges including attempted murder stemming from the incident.

Manoj George, 49, of Delta had previously been charged with two counts each of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon in relation to the incident outside Immaculate Conception School just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

DPD Acting-Sgt. John Jasmins intervened after witnessing a man allegedly assaulting a woman outside of the school. Jasmins, who was off-duty and unarmed at the time, was stabbed several times in the abdomen.

Police began to receive 911 calls at 3:03 p.m., and by 3:04 p.m. the first on-duty police officer arrived on scene. A suspect was identified and taken into custody by 3:06 p.m.

Jasmins and the woman were rushed to hospital in critical condition.

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

“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,” Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord said in press release announcing the first set of charges against George.

Jasmins underwent surgery on Feb. 20 and has since been released from hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The woman, a 41-year-old Delta resident, remains in hospital in stable condition. In an update provided Feb. 27, police said her condition is slowly improving but she has a long recovery ahead of her.

No children were harmed.

At a press conference Feb. 21, DPD Chief Neil 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.

On March 6, Delta police announced Crown Counsel has approved six additional charges stemming from the investigation in the circumstances that led to the events of Feb. 20. George has been charged with attempt to commit murder, sexual assault with a weapon, extortion, unlawful confinement, choking to overcome resistance and uttering threats.

Police say the new charges are in relation to the woman who was injured in the Feb. 20 stabbing and there are no new additional victims in relation to this investigation.

“These are serious charges, regarding circumstances that only came to light once the police investigation was underway,” said lead investigator Insp. Guy Leeson of the DPD investigation bureau in a press release.

George has been in custody since Feb. 20 and will so pending his next court appearance on March 13. He is now facing a total of 10 charges in relation to the stabbing outside Immaculate Conception School.

RELATED: Class resumes at North Delta elementary school after cop, woman stabbed



editor@northdeltareporter.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Individuals chosen to begin ‘road to recovery’ at supportive housing facility

Orca Place at 222 Corfield St. is expected to open this summer

RCMP make arrest following break-in at Parksville’s Log Cabin General Store

Police credit tips from public for helping with case

Qualicum Beach craft beer festival to showcase local brews, spirits

Event will feature 20 Vancouver Island breweries and distilleries

Astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth, sets Canadian space record

Native of Saint-Lambert, Que., set a record for longest single spaceflight by a Canadian at 204 days

Vancouver Aquarium drops cetacean ban lawsuit in new lease agreement

Ocean Wise CEO Lasse Gustavsson called the updated lease an exciting new chapter for the aquarium

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Stz’uminus dies from injuries

A male pedestrian was struck in the early morning of June 25

Thieves steal two $40K chairs featuring gold serpents from Vancouver furniture store

Chairs believed to be the only two of its kind in Canada, police said

Poll: Rising gas prices force B.C. residents rethink summer road trips

63 per cent of respondents reported gas prices are impacting their day-to-day finances

PHOTO: Moose cow and calf relax in Williams Lake flower garden

The homeowners got a surprise when they checked their most recent surveillance footage

Two in hospital after plane crashes in Okanagan Lake

RCMP say wheels left down caused landing plane to overturn on lake

The world’s Indigenous speakers gather in B.C.’s capital to revitalize languages

Organizers estimate about 1,000 delegates from 20 countries will be at the conference

Join talks on international treaty: B.C. First Nations mark ‘historic moment’

Representatives of the Ktunaxa, Syilx/Okanagan and Secwepemc Nations participated

Most Read