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Wabowden RCMP Arrest Unruly Bus Passenger

On June 9, 2021, at approximately 11:20 pm, Wabowden RCMP responded to a report of an unruly male passenger being removed from a bus as it made a stop in the community of Wabowden. 

Officers were advised that a male had exited the bus and walked away on foot. Patrols were made in the community, and the male was located walking along Fleming Drive, heading towards Highway 6.

In speaking with the male, the officer noted he was in an agitated state. As the officer attempted to approach the male, he immediately turned towards the officer and pulled a knife from his waistband. The male began walking towards the officer in a threatening manner, at which time, the officer advised the male he was under arrest and ordered him to drop the knife. He refused to comply.

At this time, a second officer arrived on scene. The suspect then turned around and attempted to walk away. Efforts were made to communicate with the suspect who continued to utter threats towards the officers and he refused to drop the knife. One of the officers then deployed a conducted energy weapon to which the suspect complied with the officers’ demands to lie down. The male was then taken into custody without injury.

The 30-year-old male, from Tadoule Lake, remains in police custody and will be remanded on charges including Resisting Arrest, Uttering Threats, Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Assaulting a Police Officer with Weapon.

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