Wabowden RCMP tased and arrested an "unruly" bus passenger Wednesday after the passenger allegedly pulled a knife on officers.
In a release Thursday, RCMP said officers were called after the passenger was kicked off the bus at a stop in the Wabowden community, and patrolling officers found the man walking along Fleming Dr. towards Highway 6.
RCMP said officers noticed the man was in an agitated state, and when attempting to speak with him, the man turned towards the officer and pulled a knife out of his waistband. The officer told the man he was under arrest and ordered him to drop the knife, RCMP said, but the man continued to approach in a "threatening manner" and did not comply.
A second officer arrived and the pair attempted to communicate with the man, who attempted to walk away with the knife, according to RCMP. Officers then tased the man, who proceeded to lay down and was arrested without injury, RCMP said.
The 30-year-old man from Tadoule Lake remains in remand custody, and faces several charges including resisting arrest, uttering threats, possession of a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and assaulting a police officer with a weapon.