A woman is safe after being chased by a man with an axe.

On Thursday evening near Winnipeg Police Service Headquarters, a man and a woman were arguing. Officers noticed the pair, observing the argument escalate.

The man then brandished an axe. The woman began fleeing, being chased by the man northbound along Smith Street. Following the woman, the suspect began swinging the axe at nearby pedestrians. 

Officers stopped the man at the intersection of Smith Street and York Avenue, using a conducted energy weapon (Taser).

The 22-year-old suspect is in custody facing:

  • Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order x 2
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon

There were no injuries.