Two other violent assaults have been reported involving Winnipeg transit, police say.
In the first incident, at 6.30pm on Tuesday, police attended the Dakota Street and Paddington Road area to report that an apparently intoxicated woman assaulted passengers and the driver of a bus of public transport.
According to police, she got on the bus, became verbally aggressive and began to assault a 15-year-old girl and then the 28-year-old bus driver.
Passengers intervened and the driver was able to stop, then officers caught up with the bus stopped at John Forsyth Road and Ashford Drive.
When the police arrived, the driver and passengers were waiting outside while two women were still fighting on the bus.
During their investigation, officers learned that one of the suspects boarded the bus in the area of St. Mary’s Road and Vivian Street and became violent and aggressive towards several passengers.
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Police say investigators also learned that the suspect and a female passenger remained on board and engaged in an argument which later escalated when the passenger physically assaulted the suspect.
When officers boarded the bus, the passenger did not comply with verbal instructions to stop the assault and they had to use a Taser to place her under safe arrest.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident and two women, aged 21 and 24, have been charged.
In the second incident, on January 19 at 10:40 p.m., officers attended Chancellor Drive and Pembina Highway to report that a woman was allegedly assaulted and robbed at knifepoint while waiting for a transit bus .
According to police, when they attended the scene, they found an 18-year-old woman who had injuries to her upper body from the assault.
She was taken to hospital in stable condition and treated for her injuries.
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According to the police, the suspects fled after the assault and before arriving at the scene.
Major Crimes took over the investigation and identified two women as suspects.
At 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, investigators located the two suspects at a home in the Wedgewood Drive neighborhood and placed them under arrest without incident.
During their investigation, they learned that the suspects had approached the victim as she was waiting for the bus and physically assaulted her without provocation. She was stripped of her wallet and phone.
A knife was used by one of the suspects during the incident and the wallet was found nearby and returned to the victim.
Police say the suspects are also linked to a Nov. 2 armed robbery at a bus stop in the 2000 block of the Pembina Highway.
In that incident, police say the suspects stole her purse from a 30-year-old woman at knifepoint and then used her debit card to buy goods. The woman was not injured.
Now an 18-year-old woman and a 19-year-old woman, both from Winnipeg, have been charged.
All mentioned suspects have been released on bail.
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