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Man charged with attempted murder after stabbing at west Belfast pharmacy

A 26-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and a series of other offences following a stabbing at a west Belfast pharmacy.

The charges are in connection with the arrest of a man following an attempted armed robbery at a chemist on Thursday morning. 

At around 9.30am a man armed with a knife entered the James McDonagh pharmacy on the Falls Road.

He threatened two staff members before attacking them. 

One member of staff, a man aged in his 40s, sustained a stab wound to his arm and the second, a man in his 50s, sustained a stab wound to his chest.

Both men were taken to hospital for treatment.

Detectives charged the man with attempted murder, grevious bodily harm with intent, 2 counts of robbery, 2 counts of attempted robbery, 4 counts of possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and assault on police.

He is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court tomorrow, Saturday April 8.

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