Man with machete-arms arrested following police confrontation
Published Monday, August 13, 2018 2:34PM CST
Last Updated Monday, August 13, 2018 7:34PM CST
The Winnipeg Police Service arrested a 34-year-old Winnipeg man they said had large machetes taped to both of his hands in the Robertson neighbourhood Friday.
Officers believe the man was coming down from a meth high at the time and allege he hatched a plan to attack in an effort to get shot by police.
Police said he called them himself at around 7:10 a.m., to report a man armed with a machete.
When officers arrived, the man tried to come towards them, but they retreated to keep a safe distance. They said the man kept trying to go towards officers and yelled at them to shoot him.
Police used a less-lethal weapon to handle and take them man into custody without harming him.
The man is facing charges of possession of a weapon and failing to comply with probation.
He was detained in custody.