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August 31, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Attempt Abduction - Arrest: C17-193305

As released yesterday:
On August 29, 2017 at approximately 6:15 p.m., Winnipeg Police general patrol responded to a report of an attempt abduction of a child in the 200 block of Booth Dr.

A 65-year-old male advised that he and his 8-year-old grandson were walking down their apartment stair well when the suspect, an unknown adult male, walking the opposite direction, asked them for the time. The victims continued walking and the suspect began to swear at them and then chase them to the basement level. The suspect threatened the adult victim and attempted to the grab the child. The victims were able to run to a parking garage and notify police. They were not physically harmed.

On August 30, 2017 officers located and arrested Cory James BUCHANAN, 23-years-old of Winnipeg. He has been charged with Uttering Threats and Abduction of a Person Under 14 Years of Age.

Reduced Speeds in School Zones

Reminder: Starting Friday, September 1, 2017, reduced speeds in school zones will be back in effect.

The following signs are posted in the areas around 171 Winnipeg schools:

Enforcement of these reduced speed zones, in compliance with the Reduced-Speed School Zone Regulation found in the Manitoba Highway Traffic Act, will include both traditional and photo enforcement to ensure the safety of our children.

Further information, including a list of the schools and roads affected, may be found at the following link: Reduced Speed Limit School Zones

Remember, children are our most precious resource and the seconds lost travelling at these lower speeds is nothing in comparison to the possible loss of even one life.

Just Slow Down 2017 Video.

    • Last Update: August 31, 2017

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