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Man allegedly threatened, pulled knife on RCMP officers in Garden Hill

An RCMP cruiser.
An RCMP cruiser. The Canadian Press

On Monday just before 6 p.m., safety officers on Garden Hill First Nation called the Island Lake RCMP detachment in northern Manitoba asking for assistance with a violent man.

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In an RCMP news release, police say the man confronted the safety officers with a knife after the officers entered the house occupied by the suspect.

RCMP officers found the suspect, knife in hand, on the main road in Garden Hill First Nation.

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After deploying a taser multiple times, they say, the suspect continued to bear a knife while threatening to kill the officers and lunging towards them.

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Officers say they continued attempts to de-escalate the situation, however the suspect wouldn’t let go of the knife.

After officers used pepper spray, the 29-year-old was taken into custody and is now facing numerous violence-related charges, including assaulting a police officer.

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