Man Who Says No to Meth is Assaulted

Winnipeg Police Release

On May 17, 2020, at 5:57 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to the 400 block of Selkirk Avenue for a report of a stabbing. A 27-year-old male victim had been walking in the area when he was approached by a male who tried to sell him methamphetamine. When the victim declined, the male became enraged and attacked the victim with a knife, causing a significant laceration. The male fled the area and police were contacted. Upon arrival, officers located the victim and began to apply immediate medical treatment, including the use of a tourniquet. The victim was transported to hospital in stable condition. Soon after, North District General Patrol officers, with the assistance of community members and the K9 Unit, located a suspect in the 500 block of Manitoba Avenue. Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued with the investigation. A 20-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with: - Aggravated Assault - Assault with a Weapon - Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition - Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order (x2) - Fail to Comply with Probation Order He was detained in custody. The Winnipeg Police Service would like to thank members of the William Whyte community who helped direct officers to the suspect as he fled through the area.

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