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Witnesses Hold Man Who Ran Woman Off the Road: Police

February 22, 2019 11:28 AM | News

Winnipeg Police Crest

Winnipeg police arrested a man Thursday afternoon after they say he ran a woman off the road and threatened her with a sharp object.

Police say they received calls of a road rage incident in the area of Main Street and Chief Peguis Trail at around 4:45 p.m. Reports suggested that one driver tried to assault another and the suspect was being held by witnesses.

It began when a man was driving erratically and cut off a female driver while northbound on Main Street. Police say the man slammed on his brakes, causing several near collisions. He then changed lanes and drove next to the female, allowing her to move ahead. According to police, he then rammed the rear of her vehicle, causing her to lose control and swerve into a snow bank.

That’s when the driver allegedly confronted the female through the passenger side of her vehicle and demanded her information. When she told the man to leave, he pointed a sharp metal object at her and began to lunge in her direction.

Police say numerous witnesses held the man for police.

The woman wasn’t injured, but her vehicle suffered significant damage.

A 29-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged with two counts of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. He was released on a promise to appear.

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