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Woolworths pulls knives and scissors from shelves after Brunswick stabbing

Woolworths has pulled scissors and knives from its supermarket shelves across the country, after a security guard and customer were stabbed at a store in inner-north Melbourne.

On Wednesday, Brunswick man Rory McCauley, 20, was charged with attempted murder over the incident.

Woolworths has temporarily recalled knives and scissors from its stores across the country. attributed to him:Patrick Scala

Police claimed he stabbed the two men around 8 a.m. on Monday at Woolworths in Barkley Square in Brunswick. Both were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, while Mr. McCauley was hospitalized with injuries of his own.

Victoria Police said in a statement on Monday that investigators believe a 60-year-old shopper was standing in line at checkout when he heard screaming behind him.

“He turned around and allegedly was stabbed in the upper part of his body by a man who was in line,” the statement said.

“The victim turned away and the alleged perpetrator fled the store.”

Police claimed that shortly after, Mr McCauley stabbed a security guard who approached him after he heard screams coming from the supermarket. Subsequently, police fired lightning bolts and arrested Mr. McCauley.

A Woolworths spokesperson said Wednesday that with the safety and welfare of customers and employees in mind, it has pulled knives and scissors from sale across the country.

“Following a traumatic incident in one of our Victorian stores, we have taken the precautionary step of temporarily withdrawing knives and scissors from sale across the country,” a company spokesperson said.

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