A 24 year-old male is facing a charge of Assault With a Weapon following an incident in a taxi cab yesterday (Tuesday, December 5, 2023).
Police were called to the 2300 block of Ottawa Street shortly before 5:30 a.m. for a report that a taxi cab driver was threatened with a knife. When officers arrived, they met with the victim who remained on scene. The driver told police that a male passenger threatened him with a knife while discussing payment. The passengers then left the vehicle and went into a nearby residence.
As police were speaking with the driver, a male, unknown to the driver, approached them and offered payment for the ride. A short time later, a second male came out of the residence and approached the group. He confirmed to officers that he had just taken the cab to that address. At this point, officers placed him under arrest.
As a result of the investigation, 24 year-old Brandon Ireland is charged with:
- Assault With a Weapon [CC 267(A)].
Ireland will make his first appearance on this charge in Regina Provincial Court on January 25, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.