A 41-year-old woman is facing several charges after she attempted to stab a bus driver on Sunday evening.
The Winnipeg Police Service says officers were called around 7 p.m. on July 24 for a passenger threatening to stab the driver while on a city bus. The bus was in the area of Portage Ave. and Camden Pl. at the time of the call.
Police allege that a woman boarded an eastbound bus a few minutes earlier and began to cause a disturbance. When the bus driver stopped the bus and requested she leave, she pulled out a knife and attempted to stab the driver around the protective plastic barrier.
The driver ordered all the passengers to exit to safety, and he jumped through the driver’s side window. The suspect fled on foot.
Police located the suspect in possession of the weapon at Portage/Camden. A Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW-Taser) was deployed, and she was taken into custody. An additional knife was located in her possession.
The woman has been charged with assault with a weapon, two counts of possession of a weapon, and failure to comply with a release order. She was detained in custody.