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Winnipeg man charged for stabbing at vehicle, threatening driver

A man is facing charges after police say he stabbed a vehicle and threatened to kill the driver Wednesday. Joe Scarpelli / Global News

Winnipeg police said they needed to use a Taser to subdue a man found swinging a knife at vehicles at a busy south Winnipeg intersection Wednesday night.

Police were called to the intersection of Pembina Highway and McGillivray Boulevard around 9 p.m. after a suspect stabbed at the hood of a passing vehicle and threatened to kill the driver.

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Police say the man “confronted officers with a fighting stance” but dropped the knife as police approached. Police used a Taser to take the man into custody after they say he failed to comply with their commands.

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Jeremy Brad Barker, 35, has been charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, possession of a weapon, mischief under $5,000, and failing to comply with a probation order.

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