A security guard working at an Asda supermarket in Bootle has been taken to hospital after a reported stabbing. The emergency services were called out to the busy Strand branch of the supermarket at around 6.50pm today following reports of the shocking incident. The ECHO understands that a security guard has suffered a ‘non life threatening injury’ and is now in hospital. A distressing video of the incident has been posted on social media, which shows staff members tending to the security guard. The man appeared to have suffered a wound to his leg. In the video two women can be seen applying pressure to a bandage on the man’s leg. The security guard appeared to be conscious and breathing. Comments about the incident appeared on social media. Read More Top news stories Matthew Murray said: “Security guard stabbed in the Bootle Asda.” David Whorton said: “Security guard in Bootle Asda been stabbed after trying to stop a shop lifter. Can you not go anywhere without the threat of being stabbed? Hope he’s alright.” Police told the ECHO they would be releasing a statement on the incident soon.