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Woman Armed With a Knife Charged With Assaulting a Peace Officer

Monday, May 8, 2023 - A 26 year old woman from Winnipeg armed with a knife is facing several charges including Assault of a Peace Officer.

Police said that around 4:40 p.m. Sunday, an officer parked on Notre Dame Avenue heard an individual screaming and the sound of something being smashed. Police found an intoxicated female suspect damaging nearby vehicles.

While investigating the matter further, the suspect confronted the officer with a cleaver-style knife and refused to drop the weapon. As a result, a taser was deployed. The suspect eventually complied after throwing the knife onto the ground. However, while being taken into custody, she continued to be aggressive by kicking, punching and biting the officer. The officer sustained upper and lower-body injuries due to the attack.

The investigation also revealed that the suspect had been involved in another weapon-related incident in the downtown area earlier in the day.

Desiree Starr Loonfoot, 26, of Winnipeg, has been charged with the following:

Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon

Resist Peace Officer

Disarming a Peace Officer

Possession of a Weapon

Mischief Over $5000.00

Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order x 3

Fail to Comply with Probation Order

She was detained in custody.


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