WINNIPEG – It’s not exactly a warm welcome to Manitoba.
Two new immigrants are recovering after being slashed with a knife in downtown Winnipeg last Thursday.
It happened at around 7 p.m. in the 300 block of Portage Avenue.
Police say the man and woman were taking a class for new Canadians. They went outside during a break and were approached by a suspect who was trying to sell them something.
When they declined, the suspect pulled at the woman’s purse and took out a knife.
The two were slashed with the knife and the suspect fled on foot. Both victims were taken to hospital and are recovering.
The suspect was caught a short time later. He’s facing several charges including robbery and assault with a weapon.