Winnipeg police charge suspect after man assaulted near Portage Place

Several police vehicles were parked on Portage Avenue and Carlton Street after an assault on Friday. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

Winnipeg police have charged a suspect after a man was seriously assaulted near Portage Place mall on Friday morning.

Police say at approximately 10:30 a.m., Cadet units were patrolling near Portage Avenue and Carlton Street, when they were flagged down for a disturbance.

The Cadets found a severely injured male and began to provide emergency first aid.

A Cadet stands near a taped off area where a man was found injured on Portage Avenue. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition where he remains at this time.

Responding officers located a nearby suspect and took him into custody.

Aaron David Woodhouse, 23, of Winnipeg, has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon and fail to comply with condition of release order (x2).

A Forensics officer investigates after a man was assaulted near Portage Place mall. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

The investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.