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Store employees stabbed and assaulted during robbery, police say

Police are at the scene of a robbery that resulted in one person being sent to hospital in critical condition.

Store employees held robbery suspect until police arrived

1 person was critically injured at Winnipeg robbery near Selkirk Ave. and Salter Street. 0:36

Two employees of the Giant Food Mart on Selkirk Avenue were hurt during a robbery Thursday morning.

One employee was stabbed and the other assaulted, Winnipeg police said.

The employees managed to keep the suspect at the store until officers arrived.

An 18-year-old man has been charged with robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, disguise with intent and assault. He was released on a promise to appear in court.

The employee who was stabbed was initially listed in critical condition, but has since been upgraded to stable condition.

Numerous police vehicles are on the scene at Selkirk Avenue and Salter Street. (Melanie Verhaeghe/CBC)

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