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Man, 25, arrested for assault after police helicopter catches him in the act

The Winnipeg Police Service helicopter Air1 was first brought into service in 2011.
The Winnipeg Police Service helicopter Air1 was first brought into service in 2011. Brittany Greenslade / Global News

Winnipeg police were able to track down an assault suspect in minutes with the help of their Air1 helicopter Tuesday night.

Police said they received reports around 9 p.m. of an assault taking place near Arlington Street and St. Matthews Avenue, and that the helicopter was on scene within two minutes to catch the assault in progress.

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The suspect ran when the helicopter’s siren was activated, but he was tracked to an Arlington Street yard and arrested by officers on the ground.

Police found the unconscious victim, a man in his 20s, and he was taken to hospital in unstable condition. He has since been upgraded to stable.

Kyle Arron Woodhouse, 25, is facing charges of robbery and aggravated assault.

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Air1 helicopter seen as good use of Winnipeg police resources by public, officers: report
Air1 helicopter seen as good use of Winnipeg police resources by public, officers: report
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