A Winnipeg woman is facing several charges, including assault with a weapon after police say she threw a cup of coffee at a store employee and then proceeded to assault them.

The incident took place on Friday, March 8, in the underground concourse of Winnipeg Square. The Winnipeg Police Service says they were called at 12:20 p.m. for a report of an adult female who had assaulted a store employee.

Police allege that the store employee asked the suspect to leave the premises after she indicated she did not have the funds to pay for selected items. "The request quickly angered the suspect," police say, and that's when she "threw a large cup of hot coffee at the victim and proceeded to assault the victim physically. During the assault, the victim fell to the ground, striking her head on the ground."

Central District Foot Patrol officers, assisted by General Patrol Members, quickly attended and located a 47-year-old female suffering from injuries resulting from being assaulted by the suspect. The victim, who operates the involved business, was assessed by members of the WFPS and medically cleared at the scene.

While the suspect fled, she didn't get very far thanks to three men who intervened and held her until the police arrived. 

Police say that two of the men were physically assaulted in the process of holding the suspect and sustained minor injuries for which they did not require medical attention.

The 34-year-old suspect is charged with three counts of Assault, Assault with a Weapon, and Assault Cause Bodily Harm.

She was released via an Undertaking as mandated by the Criminal Code.