Manitoba

Man used stun gun on resident after breaking into Portage la Prairie home: Manitoba RCMP

A man allegedly broke into a home in Portage la Prairie overnight Thursday and assaulted one of the people living there with a stun gun.

Victim and accused were known to each other, police say

Portage la Prairie RCMP say they arrested a man who allegedly used a stun gun on another man after breaking into his home just after midnight Thursday. (David Bell/CBC)

Police in Portage la Prairie say a man who broke into a home in the Manitoba city early Thursday assaulted one of the people living there with a stun gun.

RCMP were called to a home on 18th Street NW just after midnight on Jan. 21 after receiving a report of an assault, according to a news release.

When officers arrived, they found that the door of the home had been kicked in and there was a 32-year-old man who had been assaulted with a conducted energy weapon, commonly known as a stun gun.

Police were told someone had entered the 32-year-old man's home while he and a female were asleep. When the 32-year-old man went downstairs to see what was happening, he was shocked with a stun gun by a 31-year-old man he knew, who then fled, police allege.

Officers went to the MacGregor, Man., home of the man who allegedly committed the assault and arrested him. 

The 31-year-old man is now facing charges of breaking and entering, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, and failing to comply with a release order. 

He was released from custody pending a court date.

The 32-year-old man suffered minor injuries in the incident, police say. 

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