June 1, 2021 Media Release

Assault with a Weapon – Arrest: C21-124332

On June 1, 2021, at approximately 12:45 a.m., East District officers responded to the area of Lakewood Boulevard and Vermillion Road for the report of a violent passenger on a Transit bus.

A female passenger, who appeared to be intoxicated, boarded the bus at Osborne Street and Morley Avenue. She began agitating other passengers and eventually made her way towards the driver, where she threw food at him and insisted he drive faster. The police were subsequently notified.

As the bus continued along its route, the suspect then produced a syringe, removed the cap and pointed it towards the driver, threatening to stab him. She then grabbed hold of the steering wheel, causing the bus to swerve back and forth on the roadway endangering everyone on board.

The police caught up to the bus at Main Street and Pioneer Avenue, where a 30-year-old female of Winnipeg was taken into custody. She is facing the following charges:
- Assault with a Weapon
- Utter Threats Cause Death or Bodily Harm
- Mischief Under $5,000/Obstruct Enjoyment

She was released on an Undertaking (as mandated by the Criminal Code).

The driver and passengers were not physically injured during this incident.

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