Winnipeg Transit passengers disarm suspect, throw machete off bus after attack: police
A man who was attacked with a machete on a Winnipeg Transit bus on Tuesday disarmed the man who attacked him with the help of another passenger, police say.
Officers were called to a fight involving several people, one of whom had the gun, on a bus in the area of St. Anne’s Road and Niakwa Road around 8 p.m., according to a news release Thursday.
Police said an 18-year-old and another person were causing a disturbance on the bus when another passenger intervened.
At this point, one of the suspects assaulted a 34-year-old man and the two began to fight. Then the other suspect struck the man in the upper body with a machete.
With the help of another passenger, the injured man managed to disarm the person with the machete and they threw the gun off the bus.
The suspect fled before police arrived.
The injured passenger was treated by paramedics and medically cleared, while police located one of the suspects on Alpine Avenue.
They arrested him and found a machete in a scabbard in his possession.
The 18-year-old Winnipeg man faces charges of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon, and was released on conditions under the Criminal Code.
The other suspect is on the run.
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