Citizen allegedly assaulted with a block of ice and with a pair of brass knuckles

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Brandon Police Service Media Release

Yesterday afternoon at 2:30 p.m., police received a call that three males were attempting to break into vehicles at a business in the area of 18th Street and Brandon Avenue. The suspects were confronted by a citizen who held one male in custody while the other two suspects fled. The two who fled then returned to assist their co-accused and assaulted the citizen who had intervened. The citizen was struck with a block of ice and with a pair of brass knuckles in possession of one of the accused, and suffered minor injuries. One accused is an 18 year old male from Souris who was detained for Breach of the Peace, but will face no charges as a result of the investigation. Two males from Brandon are facing charges. One 21 year old man is charged with Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Assault with a Weapon, and Breach of Probation. The second male, aged 19 years, is facing charges of Assault with a Weapon and Mischief to Property. All were detained at BCC and the two facing charges will appear in Brandon Provincial Court this morning.