WINNIPEG, MB. - A Winnipeg police officer was stabbed Friday afternoon returning to his personal vehicle.
Friday, around 3:30 a.m., the officer was returning to his personal vehicle parked near Graham Ave. and Garry St. after completing his shift. As he approached his vehicle he saw a male peering through the window into his vehicle. The officer identified himself as a Police Officer and attempted to take hold of the suspect. It was at this point the suspect, Corey Whitford 45-years old of Winnipeg, produced a knife and stabbed the officer in the arm.
The officer began to chase Whitford as he again identified himself as a Police Officer and while calling 911 from his cell phone. Police units arrested a Whitford a short distance away.
The injured officer was treated in hospital and released.
Corey Clifford Whitford, 45, of Winnipeg, has been charged with the following offences:
- Assault Peace Officer with a Weapon
- Assault with a Weapon
- Possess Weapon
- Escape Lawful Custody
- Fail to Comply Conditions (Undertaking)
- Warrant of Arrest x 5
The accused was detained in custody.
- The Manitoba Post