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Man Assaults Officer in Front of Winnipeg Police HQ

A Man Assaults a Officer in Front of Police HQ
Assault of officer at Police HQ

By: Staff Writer I Winnipeg Tribune

Winnipeg, January 22, 2024 - In an alarming early morning incident today, a Winnipeg Police officers stationed at the city's police headquarters faced a sudden and unprovoked attack by an adult male suspect. The incident unfolded at approximately 1:45 a.m. on January 22, 2024, outside police headquarters located at 245 Smith Street.

The General Patrol members, who were inside a marked police vehicle parked in the front loop of the police headquarters, found themselves confronted by an aggressive individual. The suspect, without any apparent reason, attempted to punch the driver of the police vehicle through the open window.

Following this initial confrontation, the officers observed the suspect make his way towards 266 Graham Avenue, where he proceeded to cause further chaos. The suspect threw a metal garbage receptacle through the front window panes of the building, shattering them in the process. Not content with the destruction, the suspect then entered the building's tower lobby through the broken window pane and made an attempt to access an upper floor using the adjacent elevators.

Security personnel inside the building acted swiftly and intervened, preventing the suspect from exiting the elevator onto a floor. Undeterred, the suspect returned to the main floor of the building, where he armed himself with a large piece of broken glass and menacingly approached officers who were on the scene.

To safely bring the suspect under control and place him in custody, officers found it necessary to deploy a Conducted Energy Weapon (Taser). Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the incident, and the suspect was successfully subdued and arrested.

The suspect, identified as a 25-year-old male from Garden Hill First Nation, Manitoba, now faces serious charges related to his actions. These charges include:

  • Assault a Peace Officer

  • Break & Enter with Intent – Place

Despite the severity of the incident, the suspect was released via an Appearance Notice, leaving many in the community with questions about the judicial process and the safety of law enforcement officers.


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