Winnipeg man stabbed for not buying meth

Winnipeg police cruiser. Photo by Northern Plains Freelancer.

A 27-year-old Winnipeg man was stabbed on Sunday evening after he refused to buy meth.

According to a media release, at around 5:57 p.m., police responded to the 400 block of Selkirk Avenue for a report of a stabbing.

The victim had been walking in the area when he was approached by a man who tried to sell him methamphetamine. When the victim declined, the man became angry and attacked the victim with a knife, causing a significant laceration. The attacker fled the area and police were called.

Upon arrival, officers located the victim and began medical treatment, including the use of a tourniquet. He was transported to hospital in stable condition.

Soon after, patrol officers with the assistance of community members and the K9 Unit, found the suspect in the 500 block of Manitoba Avenue.

A 20-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, prohibited device or ammunition, fail to comply with probation order and failure to comply with the conditions of a release order (x2).

He was detained in custody.