Man charged for assaulting CBSA officer after illegally crossing border into Manitoba: RCMP

The Manitoba/U.S. border crossing near Emerson, Manitoba. Global News / File

A man who illegally crossed the U.S./Manitoba border has been charged after assaulting an officer, according to an RCMP release Thursday.

Just before 1 a.m. on Saturday, Emerson RCMP responded to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) port of entry for a “detained person in cells who was acting aggressively”.

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Ahmed Aden Ali, 37, was apprehended after illegally crossing the border after leaving Minneapolis. He was then taken to the CBSA port of entry to be processed.

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According to RCMP, Ali threatened to harm CBSA officers, damaged the fire sprinkler in his cell causing water to spray and assaulted an officer.

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Ali faces a number of charges:

  • Uttering threats x 2
  • Mischief over $5,000
  • Assault of a peace officer

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