A 24-year-old man is facing a number of charges related to stabbing and uttering threats on Friday, September 9, 2022, in Winnipeg’s downtown area.
Police were called to the area near St. Mary Avenue and Memorial Boulevard around 5;00 pm after a man was stabbed in the upper body. Officers located the victim and provided emergency care, including using a chest seal. The 41-year-old victim was taken to the hospital in unstable condition but later upgraded to stable.
Police say that officers learned the suspect had chased multiple people in the area while brandishing a knife. He had also been seen throwing an object at a Winnipeg Transit bus causing about $500 in damage.
A second person was approached by the suspect in the 200 block of Young Street. A 32-year-old female was threatened to be stabbed by the suspect who was holding a knife. The victim was able to run into her residence but as she was doing so the suspect allegedly threatened to kill her family.
A third victim, a 54-year-old man, was approached by the suspect near Portage Avenue and Furby Street. The suspect attempted to stab the man but the victim was able to get away without injury.
At 5:15 pm the incident ended as officers were able to take the suspect into custody near Sherbrook Street and Portage Avenue following a short pursuit.
According to police the victims and suspect were not known to each other and the attacks are believed to be random.
Trevor Mark Lasko has been charged for his alleged involvement with three counts of Assault with a Weapon, Uttering Threats – Cause Death or Bodily Harm, Mischief to Property Under $5000 (Obstruct in Enjoyment), Possession of a Weapon and two counts of Fail to Comply with Condition of Release Order.
He was detained in custody