Winnipeg police had to Taser a man on Monday after he tried to slash them in the 400 block of Young Street.
The man was a suspect wanted in two armed robberies on September 11 and another earlier in the day on Monday.
Police say in the first incident, the man left a convenience store in the 800 block of Ellice Avenue after refusing to pay for his merchandise. He threatened an employee with a knife and fled with the items.
On Monday afternoon, the same suspect was looking at a smartphone at a pawn shop in the 600 block of Ellice Avenue when he refused to pay. He again threatened an employee with a knife and ran off with the phone.
No injuries were reported in either of the robberies.
Police caught up with the man at around 6:30 p.m. and took him into custody. Neither officer was injured in the attempting slashing.
Charles Wilfred Thompson, 38, of Winnipeg has been charged with two counts of assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, obstructing a peace officer, two counts of robbery, and two counts of carrying a concealed weapon.
Thompson remains in custody.
ChrisD.ca is Winnipeg's only independent digital news outlet, producing reliable journalism and localized content since 2007. As we grow as a company, so do our expenses into creating the news, sports and entertainment coverage you've come to expect from us. We ask that if you enjoyed reading this article that you consider making a small donation towards our efforts. It would be greatly appreciated in helping us reinvest to expand our reach and hire additional freelance reporters and photographers. Thank you!