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Thompson RCMP officer suffers stab wound and suspect requires CPR

A chase and struggle May 9 led to one officer being treated for a stab wound and the suspect being taken to hospital after collapsing at the RCMP detachment.

A Thompson RCMP officer suffered a stab wound from a knife in a suspect’s pocket while making an arrest around 1 a.m. May 9.

An officer was at a business on Thompson Drive South when he spotted a man he knew to have an outstanding arrest warrant. When he attempted to make the arrest, the man ran away.

Officers chased the man down, at which point a physical altercation ensured, police say. During the struggle, a knife in the suspect’s pocket injured one of the officers, who was taken to hospital, treated and released.

After officers gained control of the suspect, they found he was in possession of about 240 grams of cocaine.

Following his arrival at the Thompson RCMP detachment, the suspect went into medical distress and paramedics were called. Before they arrived, the man collapsed and police performed CPR and administered first aid until the ambulance got to the detachment. The man was taken to hospital, treated and released back into police custody,.

Mohamed Abdi, 29, of Toronto, is charged with possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possessing property obtained by crime, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, resisting arrest and six counts of failing to comply with conditions. He remains in custody.