Two Winkler Police officers are at home recovering after being assaulted by a suspect on meth.
Shortly after 7:00 p.m on October 19, Winkler Police Service responded to a 911 call from a female reporting that a male acquaintance of hers had uttered threats to cause her harm. The male was already on a court order from a previous incident not to have any contact with the female.
When police located the male and advised him that he was under arrest, the man became argumentative and extremely combative towards police in an attempt to resist being arrested.
Several police officers were required to gain control of the male as he violently and aggressively fought to break free.
"Police were able to gain control of the male but they, unfortunately, suffered injuries as a result," Police Chief Ryan Hunt explains.
Officers transported the male to Boundary Trails Health Centre to have his injuries examined by a doctor. Officers also had their injuries examined by a doctor and Hunt says two of the officers will be off work for a short period of time.
The male is believed to have been under the influence of methamphetamine use.
He was subsequently remanded into custody facing charges of Fail to Comply with Undertaking, Uttering Threats, three counts of Resist Arrest and four counts of Assaulting a Police Officer.