Winnipeg police officer stabbed with needle during arrest in bus shelter

A bus shelter by City Hall on Main Street and William Avenue. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

A Winnipeg man has been charged after a police officer was stabbed with a hypodermic needle during an arrest at the City Hall bus shelter.

According to a media release, on May 2, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a patrol unit was near Main Street and William Avenue when they observed a man inside the bus shelter with a syringe. Several people were waiting outside in the rain and appeared afraid to enter due to the man’s behaviour.

The officers stopped and attempted to speak with the man however he pointed the syringe (with a hypodermic needle in place) towards them and became aggressive. The man was asked to drop the syringe but subsequently attacked officers, and a struggle ensued.

The man then stabbed one of the officers with the needle, which contained an unknown substance.

A Taser was used, which was unsuccessful at first, and the man attempted to disarm the officer of the device. After a continued struggle, the Taser was utilized again, allowing officers to arrest the man.

The officer who was stabbed with the needle later sought medical attention.

Tyler Joseph Myerion, 27, of Winnipeg, has been charged with:

– Assault a Peace Officer with a Weapon (x2)
– Assault a Peace Officer (x2)
– Resist Peace Officer
– Disarming a Peace Officer

He was detained in custody.