A Foodstuffs spokesperson told Newshub the security guard had recognised the man as a “known offender” who had previously been trespassed for aggravated assault at the nearby PAK’nSAVE Mt Albert.
“While escorting this person from the store, the offender used a concealed weapon to violently attack our security guard, stabbing him in the arm,” they said.
Following the stabbing, the man then reportedly fled north along May Road.
In an update, police said the man has now been taken into custody.
“A 25-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the stabbing of a security guard at a Mt Roskill supermarket today,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
“The man has been charged with wounding with intent to injure. He is scheduled to appear in Auckland District Court on 29 January.”