Man Threatens Paramedics with Hatchet While Being Taken to Hospital

Man Threatens Paramedics with Hatchet While Being Taken to Hospital

Hatchet
The weapon used to threaten paramedics once they arrived with a patient to Health Sciences Centre on Thursday. (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A man in medical distress threatened paramedics with a hatchet on Thursday evening, police say.

The man was found in the 200 block of Vaughn Street at around 7:10 p.m. and taken to hospital in stable condition. Once the ambulance arrived at Health Sciences Centre, the man took out a hatchet in a threatening manner towards paramedics before he could be transferred to the hospital.

Police had to use a Taser to control the man, who was medically cleared and then taken into custody.

The 24-year-old from Winnipeg has been charged with assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon.



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