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1 man, 4 boys arrested after a group attacked with a machete: Winnipeg police

A Winnipeg Police Service shoulder badge is seen on Sept. 2, 2021 at the Public Information Office in Winnipeg. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

One man and four boys between the ages of 12 and 17 have been arrested after a group was seriously assaulted with a machete, according to Winnipeg police.

On Monday at 7:15 p.m., officers went to the 600 block of Sherbrook Street for a report of three 15-year-olds assaulted with a machete by a group of youths.

Several minutes later, another report came in about a man in his 40s also attacked by a group of youths in the first 100 block of Juno Street.

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All the victims were taken to the hospital in unstable condition but later upgraded to stable.

Officers found the suspects in the Centennial neighbourhood, south of William Avenue.

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An 18-year-old man and four boys were arrested and are facing assault charges.

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