A stranger got in a car during a traffic light stop

On Tuesday, March 19th approximately at 12:00, the Winnipeg police received a message about a carjacking in the area of Burrows Avenue and McPhillips Street. The victim, a 65-year-old woman, reported that when she stopped at a red light, an unknown man sat in the front seat of her car, grabbed her wrist and told her to go. The suspect took out a knife, and the victim, fearing for her safety, followed the carjacker demands.

The victim took the suspect to various locations in the area, after which the suspect ordered her to drop him off at the corner of Aikins St. and the southern back lane of Hartford Ave.

The suspect, clearly in a state of alcohol/drug intoxication, approached a unit of the general patrol in the back of the Northern District police station and told them that he had used methamphetamine.

The man was detained by the police and taken to a medical center for inspection by medical personnel. During this time, the staff at the Health Science Center found out that he was suspected of the carjacking incident mentioned above, and he was arrested.

A 33-year-old Lance William Lacket from Winnipeg facing multiple charges including kidnapping, armed assault and the use of weapons for dangerous purposes.

A man with rifle arrested by Winnipeg police
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