A 23-year-old woman is facing several charges, including assaulting a police officer, after an alleged stabbing in the city's West End.

The Winnipeg Police Service says they were called about the stabbing around 5:15 p.m. on New Year's Eve. The incident took place at a residence in the 500 block of Maryland Street for the report of a stabbing.
Officers were assisted by members of the Tactical Support Team (TST). TST members located a 27-year-old victim suffering from an upper-body stab wound and provided emergency medical care with the application of a chest seal. She was transported to hospital in critical condition and underwent emergency surgery.

Officers located a female suspect and placed her under arrest. During the arrest, the suspect physically assaulted one of the officers. The officer was uninjured as a result of the assault.
The Major Crimes Unit assumed the investigation and learned the suspect attended the victim’s residence and engaged in a verbal dispute. The dispute escalated with the suspect stabbing the victim, causing an injury to the upper body.
The suspect and victim are previously known to one another as acquaintances.
23-year-old female from Winnipeg is charged with the following offences:
- Aggravated Assault
- Assault a Peace Officer
- Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition
- Fail to Comply with Condition of Undertaking
She was detained in custody.