An 18-year-old man has been charged with recklessly endangering life causing serious harm, for allegedly stabbing a truck driver in the stomach at the Alice Springs Woolworths, NT Police said.
Police media manager Rob Cross said investigators claim that about 7:20am on Thursday, the alleged offender approached the truck driver at the Woolworths loading dock before the two started fighting, and the alleged offender stabbed the other man with “an edged weapon”.
He did not expand on what caused the fight or what the weapon was but he said the alleged offender was arrested shortly after at an undisclosed location, still with the weapon.
The 28-year-old worker was recovering from the non-life threatening injuries in Alice Springs Hospital, after being taken there by ambulance, Mr Cross said.
He said the 18-year-old was charged with one count of recklessly endangering life causing serious harm which carries a maximum jail term of 10 years, and one count of possession of controlled weapon, which carries a maximum jail term of two years.
The alleged offender was to face Alice Springs Local Court on Friday, Mr Cross said.