Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Man Says He and Dad Waited 90 Minutes for Police after Assault

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Man Says He and Dad Waited 90 Minutes for Police after Assault

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Winnipeg man say police took 90 minutes to respond

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WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg man says police took 90 minutes to respond when a man assaulted his father with a brick in a sock.

Alain Fourcade says his 62-year-old father confronted a man outside their home rummaging through their yard and eyeing up their shed early Thursday morning.

Fourcade says the man swung a brick in a sock, which struck a front-door window and his dad, who was hiding behind it.

The noise woke Fourcade, who saw his dad bleeding and he charged at the suspect.

Fourcade's family called 911, but police did not show up for 90 minutes.

Winnipeg police say there were 200 calls in the queue that morning and officers advise homeowners to do their best to stay safe in these situations.

"We always caution them to not get into harm's way. That being said, we always appreciate the assistance of the public," said Pat. …

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