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Winnipeg man arrested after afternoon machete melee at West End bar

A 26-year-old man is facing charges after police say he swung a machete at patrons of a Maryland Street bar Wednesday afternoon.
A 26-year-old man is facing charges after police say he swung a machete at patrons of a Maryland Street bar Wednesday afternoon. Shane Gibson/Global News

A Winnipeg man is facing charges after police say he swung a machete around a West End neighbourhood bar Thursday afternoon.

Police were called to Maryland Beer Store & Bar at 740 Maryland St. just before 4:15 p.m.

In a release Frida,y police said the man swung a machete at two different patrons, hitting a chair, table, and a flat screen television with the weapon.

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The man fled the bar and headed to a nearby home on Victor Street, where police say he continued to cause a disturbance.

Officers arrived at the home and arrested the man, who police say was “belligerent, extremely agitated and uncooperative.”

No one was injured in either incident.

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Charles Knott, 26, has been charged with assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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