Concealed sword leads to man’s arrest in Swan River

A man allegedly caught carrying what police describe as a large sword is facing charges after an officer broke a bone during his arrest in Swan River this week.

Swan River RCMP were called to a report of a suspicious man wandering in a back lane behind 12th Avenue South around 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Police say officers could see a large sword under the man’s coat.

The man was ordered to drop the weapon, which he did, but police say he then took off running.

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Police caught up with the suspect and placed him under arrest, but say an officer suffered a broken bone in the process.

A release from police Friday says the suspect, a 43-year-old man from Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation, was taken to hospital complaining of medical issues police say were unrelated to his arrest or his interaction with officers.

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He was later released from hospital and is now facing charges of carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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