A 19-year-old Winnipeg man was arrested after yielding a few weapons on a bus, including a hunting knife.
Yesterday around 10 p.m. a General Patrol unit responded to a report of a male on a Winnipeg Transit bus that was described as causing trouble, smoking and holding a knife. As a result of his behaviour, the bus came to a stop near Portage Avenue and Kennedy Street.
A second call had also been received, indicating the male had taken two knives out of a backpack and concealed them on himself – one in his waistband and the other near one of his socks.
Upon arrival, the police unit observed the male walking northbound on Kennedy Street from Portage Avenue. The male was uncooperative with officers and placed his hands near his ankle/sock area, where he had concealed one of the knives. A conducted energy weapon (“Taser”) was subsequently used to take him into custody safely, and the knife (folding style) was seized.
Officers also located a second knife (hunting style) in his front waistband and a can of bear spray in his backpack.
Samuel Hapa, a 19-year-old male of Winnipeg, has been charged with:
- Possession of a Weapon (x3)
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order (x6)
He is detained.