November 1, 2018 11:56 am
Updated: November 1, 2018 11:58 am

Armed teens attack passenger on Osborne bus

Police are investigating an armed altercation on a Winnipeg Transit bus.

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Two Winnipeg teens are in custody at the Manitoba Youth Centre after an armed fight on a Winnipeg Transit bus Wednesday afternoon.

Police said they received a call about a struggle involving a knife on the bus in the area of Osborne Street and York Avenue.

When police arrived on scene, they encountered a bus passenger trying to hold the suspect, a male youth, while fending of an attack from a female youth.

Upon their arrests, the male youth resisted and became violent and the female youth threatened and spit at an officer.

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The passenger who intervened received minor injuries, but didn’t need medical attention. No other passengers were injured.

Police said both teens were drunk and taken to hospital as a precaution. They were charged upon release.

The male, 17, faces charges of assault, resisting a peace officer, possession of a weapon, and causing a disturbance.

The 15-year-old female has been charged with obstructing a peace officer, two counts of uttering threats, failing to comply with a sentence, assault, and assaulting a peace officer.

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