Two women have been charged after a chaotic scene unfolded in Winnipeg’s Spence neighbourhood on Saturday night that ended when a man was stabbed and someone sprayed bear mace.
Officers showed up to the incident on Ellice Avenue between Balmoral and Maryland streets at 7:48 p.m., the Winnipeg Police Service said in a news release on Sunday morning.
Two women were using large knives to threaten people in the area, the release said. One of them slashed the tires of two vehicles in a nearby parking lot, then tried to chase other people in the area. Police said a male acquaintance, 54, was stabbed when he tried to stop her.
That’s when someone sprayed bear mace — although police still don’t know who — and both women ran away.
The man who intervened had a minor injury and declined medical attention, the release said.
Police later found the women at a nearby apartment building and arrested them.
One of the women, 21, is charged with one count each of assault with a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, prohibited device or ammunition and failing to comply with a probation order. She is also charged with two counts of mischief under $5,000.
The other woman, 20, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, prohibited device or ammunition and failing to comply with a probation order.
Both were detained.
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