Selkirk RCMP officer assaulted during violent incident

October 3, 2022
Selkirk, Manitoba

News release

On September 29, 2022, at approximately 4:45 pm, RCMP responded to a stabbing that occurred at a residence on McLean Avenue in Selkirk. The victim and suspect were known to each other.

It was reported that the male victim, who had been stabbed, was now clinging onto the hood of the vehicle that the suspect had fled in, which was travelling on Manitoba Avenue.

Officers immediately responded and located the vehicle driving erratically with the victim still on the hood. The suspect vehicle drove at a police vehicle, almost causing a head-on collision.

The suspect vehicle came to a stop and the male suspect got out of the vehicle. He became combative and threatened the officer who arrived at the scene. The suspect struck the officer, and the officer created distance and deployed a Conducted Energy Weapon. The suspect was arrested.

The officer received minor injuries.

The victim, a 28-year-old male from Selkirk, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

John Michalik, 33, of Selkirk was charged with:

Assaulting a Police Officer
Assault with a Weapon
Uttering Threats x2
Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
Impaired Driving
Resisting Arrest
Take Motor Vehicle without Consent
Disturbing the Peace

He was remanded into custody.


Contact information

Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations
Twitter @rcmpmb | @GRCManitoba |

File number: 2022-1412437

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