Thompson RCMP investigate two stabbings

April 29, 2024
Thompson, Manitoba

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On April 27, 2024, at approximately 12:30 am, Thompson RCMP received a report that a male had been seen walking toward the hospital with a stab wound. Officers attended the hospital and located a 33-year-old male from Thompson who had been injured with an edged weapon believed to be a machete.

The male had been walking in the Brandon Crescent area when he was approached by three or four young males who asked the victim for a cigarette. He was then physically assaulted and injured by the weapon.

At approximately 2:05 am, Thompson RCMP were patrolling in the area of Brandon Crescent and Queen's Bay when an injured female flagged down officers. The 33-year-old female from Thompson had been walking home when she was approached by three or four males who asked her for a cigarette. She was then physically assaulted and was injured by an edged weapon, believed to be a machete.

Both victims were treated and released from local hospital.

"These attacks appear to be random and aimed at vulnerable people walking alone at night," said Staff Sergeant Dave Michaud, Thompson RCMP Detachment Commander. "We are asking everyone to be extra vigilant when out and about at night, and to avoid walking alone in the early morning hours, if possible. The RCMP is increasing patrols in the area, and is actively canvassing for information."

If anyone has any information about these assaults, please call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at


Contact information

Phone: 204-983-8497

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