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Steinbach man faces weapons charges after another injured with machete, RCMP say

RCMP say one man was injured after an argument at a home in Steinbach escalated to a machete being produced. Handout / Manitoba RCMP

A Steinbach man is facing several serious charges after police say an argument between two men escalated to one injuring the other with a machete.

The incident unfolded at around 9:00 p.m. Saturday, when Steinbach RCMP say they responded to a home in the community for a report of a man uttering threats.

After arriving, officers say they were met by an injured 21-year-old man who was asking for assistance.

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He received first aid until EMS arrived and brought him to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

As Mounties were helping him, they say they spotted a man with blood on his hands and clothing inside the home’s garage and took him into custody.

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Investigators believe several people were drinking in the garage when an argument broke out between two men, and the accused allegedly held a machete to the other man’s neck and threatened him.

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The man received undisclosed injuries in the process.

Officers say they also found blood on the suspect’s truck and seized a machete from inside the vehicle.

Jeffrey Jodoin, 27, who police say lived at the home, is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, and breach of recognizance.

The investigation continues.

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