Crime and Police

Winnipeg police charge suspect after stabbing outside New West Hotel

Winnipeg police arrested a suspect on Tuesday afternoon after a man was stabbed outside the New West Hotel earlier in the morning. Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer.

A man has been arrested and charged after a stabbing outside the New West Hotel on Main Street.

On Tuesday, at around 7:30 a.m., Winnipeg police responded to the 700 block of Main Street for a report of an injured male that had walked into a business.

Upon arrival, officers found a 25-year-old man suffering from stab wounds, according to a media release.

He was transported to hospital in stable condition.

Police identified a male suspect and shortly before 1 p.m., a patrol unit located him inside the New West Hotel. The man resisted arrest and threatened officers with a knife. He was taken into custody soon after.

Members of the Major Crimes Unit continued to investigate.

It is believed that the suspect and victim were involved in a fight outside of the hotel, at which time the victim was struck with an imitation firearm and stabbed numerous times.

Several police cruisers were at the New West Hotel on Tuesday afternoon following a stabbing earlier in the morning. Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer.

Investigators later executed a search warrant at a suite in the hotel and recovered an imitation firearm and a second knife.

Justin Tyler Daniel Dumas, 25-years-old, of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Possession of a Weapon (x2)
  • Carrying Concealed Weapon Prohibited Device or Ammunition (x2)
  • Resist Peace Officer
  • Assault a Peace Officer (x2)
  • Uttering Threats – Cause Death or Bodily Harm (x2)
  • Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order (x3)

He was detained in custody.