Winnipeg police hit syringe at bus shelter fracas

A Winnipeg man is in custody following an incident Sunday afternoon at a bus shelter near Main Street and William Avenue saw a police officer stabbed with a hypodermic needle.

Police said the incident occurred around 3:30 pm, when several people were waiting outside the shelter in the rain to worry about the man inside, who was seen with a syringe.

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When police confronted the man, a struggle ensued and an officer was stabbed with a needle, which contained an unknown substance.

Police said they used a stun gun at the suspect to take him into custody, and the officer who was stabbed sought medical help.

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The 27-year-old suspect faces two counts of assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, two counts of assaulting a peace officer, resisting a peace officer and disarming a peace officer.

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