Wabowden RCMP use taser to subdue agitated man who threatened officers with a knife

A Wabowden RCMP officer used a taser on a knife-wielding man June 9 after he was removed from a bus for being unruly.

Police were called around 11:20 p.m. and found the man walking along Fleming Drive in Wabowden towards Highway 6. 

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As an officer approached, the  agitated man turned and pulled a knife from his waistband, then walked toward the officer in what an RCMP press release described as a “threatening manner.” The officer advised the man he was under arrest and ordered him to drop the knife but the man did not comply.

A second officer arrived on the scene and the suspect attempted to walk away, still holding the knife and uttering threats. One of the officers used a conducted energy weapon on the suspect, at which point the man complied with the officers’ demand that he lie down. He was then taken into custody.

A 30-year-old man from Tadoule Lake is charged with resisting arrest, uttering threats, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, carrying a concealed weapon and assaulting a police officer with a weapon. He remains in police custody and Wabowden RCMP continue to investigate.

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