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January 22, 2020 Media Releases

Assault with a Weapon - C200016813

On January 23, 2020, at approximately 4:13 p.m., Winnipeg Police Service general patrol members responded to a report of a male armed with a machete at a drinking establishment in the 700 block of Maryland Street.

The suspect threatened to assault patrons, swinging the machete in the direction of two separate patrons.  As a result, the suspect hit a vacant chair, a round table, and flat screen television with the machete.

The suspect fled the business and attended to a residence in the 600 block of Victor Street, where he began causing a disturbance.  Officers attended and arrested the male who was belligerent, extremely agitated and uncooperative with police.

No damage or injuries were sustained as a result of this incident.

Charles KNOTT, a 26-year-old male of Winnipeg has been charged with:

  • Assault With a Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

An outstanding warrant for Fail to Comply with Probation Order was also executed.

KNOTT has been detained at the Provincial Remand Centre awaiting disposition.

Fraud Warning

The Winnipeg Police Service has been receiving an increased number of reports regarding telephone scams. Citizens are reporting receiving recorded phone calls advising their social insurance number has been compromised. The recording directs them to call back immediately to avoid being arrested. The callers are then asked to confirm their social insurance number by the fraudster.
Members of the public are reminded that fraudsters will try to obtain your personal information with the intention of committing future crimes. They are often very aggressive and will resort to suggesting the police are already involved or will become involved if the victim does not comply with the request for information.

Tips to remember:

  • Never give out personal information such as account numbers, SINs, passwords, or other identifying information in response to unexpected calls.
  • The Canada Revenue Agency has your identity information and does not use the phone to solicit it.
  • Police agencies and investigators would not solicit this information over the phone.
  • If you get a call from someone who says they represent a legitimate company or a government agency and are seeking personal information, hang up and call the government agency, financial institution or police service to confirm the authenticity of the call.

The Government of Canada offers anti-fraud information at

If you would like to learn more about tax scams or other types of fraud, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
Protect yourself: never agree to requests for information or for payment without researching the validity of the caller.

Last Update: January 24, 2020

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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