Refugee Claimant Charged After Officer Assaulted at Emerson Border

Refugee Claimant Charged After Officer Assaulted at Emerson Border

Refugees
Asylum seekers from Somalia cross into Canada illegally from the United States by walking down a train track into the town of Emerson, Man., early Sunday morning, Feb.26, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

A man who was wanting to make a refugee claim ended up being charged after illegally crossing the border at Emerson, Manitoba on April 8.

RCMP apprehended the Minneapolis man just before 1 a.m. after the Canada Border Services Agency requested assistance. The man was searched, identified and screened before being taken to a holding cell.

While in the cell waiting to be processed, RCMP say the man threatened to harm CBSA officers, damaged a fire sprinkler inside his cell — causing water to spray everywhere — and physically assaulted an officer.

Ahmed Aden Ali, 37, has been charged with two counts of uttering threats, mischief over $5,000 and assaulting a peace officer.

He remains in custody.

— Staff

Advertisements


Pssst, while you're here...
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!

Support ChrisD.ca ?

Sports Highlights

Comments

comments

logo