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Customer stabs takeaway store staffer with scissors



Police have charged a 20-year-old man after a male shop employee was allegedly stabbed at Manoora yesterday.


It will be alleged around 1.40pm, a man ordered food at a take-away outlet on Reservoir Road before causing damage to an Eftpos machine.


When the man left the store, a 48-year-old staff member followed and challenged the man about the damage.


A physical altercation ensued where the employee was allegedly bitten, head-butted and stabbed with a pair of scissors during the struggle.


The man sustained a stab wound to his chest, a cut to his forehead, abrasions to his knee and a dislocated finger and was transported to Cairns Hospital.


Police arrested a 20-year-old local man at the scene and he was charged with one count each of wounding, wilful damage, possessing dangerous drugs, possessing drug utensils and two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm.


He is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court this morning.

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