Off-duty officer taken to hospital after attack outside Winnipeg police headquarters

Winnipeg police cruiser. Photo by Northern Plains Freelancer.

An off-duty Winnipeg police officer was taken to hospital after she was attacked by a suspect on Tuesday morning.

According to a news release, at approximately 3:00 a.m., a police officer was leaving the headquarters building after completing her shift. As she was exiting the North West vestibule, when she encountered a man who was interfering with a delivery person in the lobby.

The off-duty officer followed the suspect man outside the building, at which time two, on-duty police cadets joined her. The suspect, without warning, turned and attacked the off-duty officer resulting in a struggle.

The officer sustained a serious injury and was transported to hospital in stable condition.

The two cadets, assisted by a uniformed officer and another off-duty officer, were able to subdue and arrest the suspect.

Bertram Charles Willcocks, 35, was charged with Assault Police Officer.

He was detained in custody.

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