Reservists face multiple charges in assault incident
Officials with the Canadian Forces are investigating after two Winnipeg reservists were arrested and charged on the weekend.
Winnipeg police said the arrests stemmed from a party on Royal Mint Drive on Sunday.
Investigators believe two men, who are reservists, brought out weapons in front of the guests.
There was a dispute and an assault took place, said police.
Officers responded and arrested two men – age 20 and 25. They face a number of charges, including assault causing bodily harm and possession of weapons for a dangerous purpose, said police.
Officials with the Canadian Forces confirm the men are members of the Winnipeg infantry tactical group.
Military officials said the training weapons were owned by the Canadian Forces and described them as pyrotechnics used to simulate live fire.
Officials are investigating the possibility of disciplinary action.