Selkirk RCMP officers assaulted while conducting traffic stop

April 26, 2024
Selkirk, Manitoba

News release

On April 23, 2024, at approximately 9:20 pm, Selkirk RCMP received a report of a possible impaired driver heading towards Highway 9 in the RM of St. Andrews.

Officers on patrol located the vehicle on Highway 9 at Capri Road and conducted a traffic stop. There were two occupants in the vehicle, a driver and passenger. While the officers were speaking to the driver, the passenger started yelling and swearing at the officers. The passenger, an adult male, then exited the vehicle, refused to listen to commands to get back in the vehicle and rushed towards the officer, shoving him. As officers were attempting to place him in handcuffs, the male assaulted an officer by punching him and threatened the officers. A Conducted Energy Weapon was deployed and eventually the male was placed into custody.

The driver of the vehicle was sober and cooperative.

One officer sustained minor injuries. He did not require medical attention.

Alexander Chand, 42, has been charged with:

Assault on a Peace Officer Causing Bodily Harm
Assault on a Peace Officer
Resisting Arrest x2
Uttering Threats x3

He was released from custody on a release order.


Contact information

Phone: 204-983-8497

Manitoba RCMP Media Relations Unit

Tara Seel, Media Relations Officer
Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
Robert Cyrenne, Director Communications and Media Relations
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File number: 2024-537511

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