Update: Assault charges laid after fight outside Thompson Inn involving a machete and an axe

Multiple people were arrested after a fight involving weapons such as an axe and a machete June 3.

Thompson RCMP were dispatched to a report of a group of men fighting outside the Thompson Inn around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Investigation determined that there was violent altercation with weapons that led to several people involved being seriously injured. One group of men fled the scene in a taxi, which was damaged by a man with an axe. When a number of people involved in the incident later attended Thompson General Hospital for treatment of injuries, another fight almost ensued.

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Thomas Constant, 28, of Thompson, has been charged with aggravated assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, mischief and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Cody Spence, 30, of Thompson, is charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and four counts of failing to comply with a court order.

Thompson RCMP continue to investigate and ask that anyone with cell phone or dash cam video of the altercation call the detachment at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

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