Truck rams into po­lice cars parked out­side Win­nipeg po­lice HQ

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

One man is in cus­tody af­ter five Win­nipeg po­lice ve­hi­cles were rammed by a truck which then led po­lice on a lengthy chase along the Trans-Canada High­way.

The may­hem be­gan when a truck rammed marked and un­marked po­lice cars parked out­side the down­town po­lice head­quar­ters.

Wit­ness Tim Jaskow says a large mov­ing truck pulled along­side the row of cars and backed up into them three times as other traf­fic stopped.

The truck sped off and was later fol­lowed by po­lice west­ward along the Trans-Canada High­way be­yond Portage La Prairie.

RCMP used a spike belt to stop the truck and one man was ar­rested. Sgt. Nick Paulet said he had never seen any­thing like it at the po­lice build­ing.

“It’s very brazen, es­pe­cially dur­ing the day,” he said Mon­day.

Jaskow said he was stand­ing on the street nearby when he heard a loud crunch and looked up to see the truck de­lib­er­ately back­ing into the cars. “The first time I saw it I thought he was mak­ing a de­liv­ery and made a mis­take. Then af­ter that, I thought he was nuts.”

Win­nipeg po­lice and RCMP pur­sued the truck some 75 kilo­me­tres be­fore the truck was stopped.

Po­lice were still gath­er­ing de­tails but said the ar­rest was made with­out in­ci­dent and there were no in­juries.

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Cars are taped off af­ter a truck driver hit five po­lice cars out­side po­lice head­quar­ters in Win­nipeg Mon­day.

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