Authorities say that they believe a suspect was impaired during a morning break-in that resulted in a fire, and an officer requiring medical attention.

On Friday morning at 9 a.m. in Selkirk, RCMP officers received a report of a man with a knife outside of a Main Street business. When they arrived, the suspect had broken into the building.

Police say the man was exhibiting drug impairment signs. 

While attempting to arrest the man, one of the officers was injured, requiring medical attention. The knife was then seized from the suspect. The injured officer was treated and released.

While at the scene, officers discovered that a fire had been started by the suspect. Seeing as it was a small fire, officers were able to extinguish it.

The suspect, a 30-year-old Lac du Bonnet resident, is facing several charges including:

  • Arson
  • Assault Peace Officer
  • Break and Enter
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose 
  • Resist Arrest
  • Assault With a Weapon
  • Mischief Under $5000