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Police Charge Man in Winnipeg Machete Attack

February 15, 2023 2:00 PM | News

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A Winnipeg Police Service shoulder badge is seen at the Public Information Office in Winnipeg, on September 2, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

Winnipeg police have made an arrest in a random machete attack that left a 52-year-old man was life-altering injuries last week.

The victim had recently stepped off a Winnipeg Transit bus in the area of Mount Royal Road and Ness Avenue when a fellow passenger followed him. Police say the victim was attacked by the suspect, who was wielding a machete. The victim was taken to hospital and underwent surgery for his severe injuries.


On Tuesday, police located a suspect in the West Alexander area and took him into custody. They say the suspect was carrying a machete and a knife at the time.

Cintiro Jeremy Loon, 18, of Kenora, Ontario, has been charged with aggravated assault, three counts of possession of a weapon and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

He remains in custody.