May 4, 2021 Media Release

Stabbings – Investigations

During just over six hours between May 3 and May 4, 2021, members of the Winnipeg Police Service responded to three stabbing-related incidents:

- On May 3, 2021, at approximately 4:15 p.m., Central District officers responded to the area of Portage Avenue and Balmoral Street for a report that someone had been stabbed.
Police located an injured 22-year-old female who had been stabbed. Officers provided emergency first-aid until the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service arrived and transported the victim to hospital in unstable condition where she was later upgraded to stable condition. No arrests have been made at this time. The Major Crimes Unit is continuing this investigation.

- On May 3, 2021, at approximately 10:35 p.m., members of the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Service were flagged down in the 400 block of Selkirk Avenue by a male indicating that he had been stabbed and requesting medical assistance. An injured 30-year-old male was transported to hospital in unstable condition. Central District officers met with the victim, who had been upgraded to stable condition. It is believed the victim was stabbed during a robbery near a convenience store in the area of Salter Street and Flora Avenue. No arrests have been made at this time; the investigation was turned over to the Major Crimes Unit for follow-up.

- On May 4, 2021, at approximately 12:25 a.m., a call was made to 911 to report a male who had been stabbed in the area of Mountain Avenue and Aikins Street and was lying in the roadway. North District officers responded and located an injured 35-year-old male who had been stabbed and assaulted with a substance believed to be bear spray. He was transported to hospital in stable condition but was not willing to provide details to the police. No arrests have been made; the Major Crimes Unit is continuing this investigation. 

Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to contact investigators in the Major Crimes Unit at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Weapons Incident at HQ – Arrest: C21-98354

On May 3, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a male attended the Winnipeg Police Service HQ building, where he was observed to be pacing outside the front entrance and appeared to be agitated. Soon after, the male entered the front vestibule area and told security members that he had a firearm.

The station duty area was evacuated while officers confronted the male. He subsequently threw the handgun to the ground and was safely taken into custody.

The male, a 43-year-old of Winnipeg, was found to be wearing body armour and had a tactical knife in his possession. The pistol was determined to be a BB calibre handgun designed to closely resemble a Beretta model 92.

He was later transported to a hospital to be medically assessed and is facing charges of:

- Possession of a Weapon (x2)
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Possess body armour without a valid permit or in a manner inconsistent with the valid permit (The Body Armour and Fortified Vehicle Control Act)

Found Urn – Public Assistance Requested: C21-98212

The Winnipeg Police Service is asking the public for help with locating the owner of a sealed urn that was turned into a Winnipeg-area thrift store over the weekend.

It is believed that the urn may have been inadvertently dropped off or brought to the business by someone other than the owner.

The urn is described as a wooden box with gold handles and a silver/black cross on the top of it.

Anyone with information regarding the owner is asked to contact the Winnipeg Police Service’s Evidence Control Unit at 204-986-6280.

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