Police Officers Were Pepper Sprayed at Door

Manitoba PostNews

WINNIPEG – Two Winnipeg police officers responding to a call Tuesday night on Simcoe Street, were pepper sprayed.

The officers arrived a the residence and identified themselves as police, a man opened the suite door slightly and discharged pepper spray at the 2 officers. Each was contaminated but able to pull back with minimal effects.

A number of units, including the Tactical Team, responded and the man, Justin Robert Cooney, 30, was arrested and charged with:

  • Assault Peace Officer with Weapon x 2
  • Possess Prohibited Weapon
  • Possess Weapon