Aggravated Assault – Arrest: C24-81594

Released: April 19, 2024 at 1:05 p.m.

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The Major Crimes Unit continued its investigation into a stabbing incident that occurred in the early morning hours of April 14, 2024 in the 1000 block of St.James Street.

Investigators identified a suspect as 31-year-old Matthew Dixon HARLAND of Winnipeg. At approximately 2:00 a.m. on the same date, officers located HARLAND at his residence and placed him under arrest without incident.

HARLAND is charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon.

He was detained in custody.

As previously released:

On Sunday, April 14, 2024, at approximately 12:10 a.m., West District General Patrol officers responded to the 1000 block of St. James Street for the report of a fight and stabbing incident.

Tactical Support Team (TST) members also responded and located an adult male victim with a serious lower-body injury. Emergency medical care was provided, and a tourniquet was applied. The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition and later upgraded to stable condition. A second adult male was also injured; however, his injuries were not life-threatening. 

At this stage of the investigation, it has been determined that a group of individuals became involved in an altercation, which escalated, and an edged weapon was produced. The investigation continues, and interviews are ongoing by members of the Major Crimes Unit.

Anyone with information or video surveillance that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219, Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477), or online at


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