Winnipeg police cadets step in to stop Smith Street assault on pregnant woman

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Winnipeg police say cadets were able to stop an assault on a pregnant woman Monday. File / Global News

Police say cadets were able to step in to stop a man they caught assaulting a pregnant woman on a downtown Winnipeg street Monday night.

The man and woman were both intoxicated, according to police, when they got into an argument in the 200 block of Smith Street shortly after 7 p.m.

Police say the man pulled out an edged weapon and threatened both the woman and her unborn child before he knocked her to the ground and started physically assaulting her.

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Cadets in the area saw what was happening and were able to intervene.

The man was later arrested and the woman was taken to hospital for further treatment.

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Police had no update on her condition Tuesday.

A 24-year-old man is charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats, and three counts of failing to comply with a court order.

Winnipeg police outline details of violent liquor store assault
Winnipeg police outline details of violent liquor store assault