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Man Slashed in Leg with Machete in ‘Unprovoked’ Attack

October 16, 2019 9:17 AM | News

Winnipeg Police Logo CrestWINNIPEG — A man in his 20s was slashed in the leg with a machete during an “unprovoked” attack on Monday.

The victim was in the area of Pembina Highway and Dudley Avenue shortly before 5 a.m. when two people approached the man.

Police say a machete was used to slash the victim’s leg in an unprovoked attack and the suspects immediately walked away.

Officers happened to be nearby at the time and came across the injured man, who was losing a significant amount of blood and in shock. They applied a tactical tourniquet to stem the bleeding.


The man was sent to hospital in unstable condition and later upgraded to stable.

The two suspects are described as an Indigenous man and woman. The man appeared to be in his mid-20s with short black hair and had a tattoo on his cheek. No further description is available for the woman.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (204) 986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).