April 8, 2021 Media Release

Assault – Arrest: C21-76807

On April 7, 2021, at approximately 11:45 a.m., a Winnipeg Police Service member was off-duty and on his way to begin his shift at HQ. While walking through Millenium Library Park, the officer saw an altercation between an unidentified woman and an aggressive male. The suspect suddenly made a racial slur towards the WPS member and continued acting aggressively.

Without warning, the WPS member was attacked as the suspect began assaulting him. Working officers observed the attack through a window in HQ and ran to assist. During his arrest, the male made additional racial slurs and threatened to kill attending officers.

Michael Ryan WALLBANK, 37, has been charged with:
- Assault
- Utter Threats x 2

He was detained in custody.

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

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca