Man on Greyhound bus arrested with hatchet concealed in his pants
The Pas RCMP arrested a man who was acting suspiciously when officers boarded a Greyhound Bus.
Police boarded the bus at approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday for an unrelated reason when man left the bus.
Police found he was carrying mace, a large quantity of prescription pills and a hatchet that he had concealed in his pants.
Officers charged 34-year-old Alexander Francis Harris, a resident of Opaskwayak Cree Nation, with several offences including carrying a concealed weapon and possessing a weapon dangerous to the public peace.
He is scheduled to appear in court in The Pas on Monday, June 21, 2010.
Another passenger traveling with Harris, 31-year-old Vincent Edward Lathlin of Moose Lake, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for his arrest on a charge related to forged medical prescriptions.
The bus originated in Winnipeg, but the suspects boarded the bus in Swan River, Manitoba.