Winnipeg Man Tries to Pull Machete on Officers

Winnipeg Police CrestA man is facing a slew of charges after trying to pull a machete on Winnipeg police Monday night.

The man was spotted acting suspiciously in the area of Furby Street and Bannatyne Avenue at around 10 p.m. When officers approached him, he gave a false name but was later identified through computer checks as having an arrest warrant.

As police tried to arrest him, the man lifted his shirt and grabbed the handle of a machete tucked under his belt. Both officers pulled out their firearms and demanded the suspect put his hands up. The man was compliant and police arrested him.

Officers also found the man to be carrying a spring-loaded knife, a digital scale and 1.75 grams of methamphetamine worth $175.

Zachary Hank Parisian of Winnipeg, 40, faces numerous charges, including four counts of violating a probation order.

He remains in custody.



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