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RPS officer recovering from stabbing, Regina man charged with attempted murder

A Regina police officer reportedly sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries during an arrest on Sunday afternoon.
A Regina police officer reportedly sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries during an arrest on Sunday afternoon. File Photo / Global News

The Regina Police Service have charged a 29-year-old man with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing an officer on Sunday.

Regina police say it happened during an auto-theft investigation at a parkade in the 2100 block of Saskatchewan Drive at about 3:45 p.m.

Officers say they located the stolen vehicle, a 2005 GMC Jimmy, and a nearby suspect.

Police tried to make an arrest, but were met with resistance from the suspect who was back inside the vehicle.

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Identified as Cpl. Justin Duck, a 17-year veteran with the Regina Police Service, Duck was reportedly stabbed multiple times during the altercation.

“Incidents like this unfold very quickly, they’re very dynamic. What the suspect attempts were and what the intention was will come out in court,” said Evan Bray, Regina police chief.

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“We do know he was resisting arrest of a police officer who was in full uniform, so there should have been no question to as of what was happening at that scene.”

Duck spent the night at the hospital, and was treated for “serious, but non-life threatening” injuries.

“You’re dealing with adrenalin and the uncertainty at the time this incident happened so after he’s had a night and he’s been stitched up and repaired, he’s sore and he’s going to be sore for some time,” Bray said.

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“I spoke with him just before lunch today (Monday) he was home and was recovering. He will have ongoing support from our service, our police association.”

Bray said Duck was more worried about his fellow officers and how they were dealing with the situation.

“We’re going to be holding a debrief for our officers. It’s important…to ensure everyone knows the role they played, how it unfolded, why it unfolded the way it did,” Bray said.

“That speaks to mental health, I think of police officers and it’s important we do those types of things.”

Regina police deployed a conducted energy weapon (CEW), commonly known as a taser, and were able to arrest Jordan Stirling.

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Stirling made his first court appearance on Monday afternoon.

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