A request to Saskatoon RCMP for a personal safety check turned violent in the community of Viscount on September 26.
At approximately 1:20 pm, Saskatoon RCMP received a report from an individual concerned about the well-being of a family member. An officer was dispatched to a home in Viscount for a welfare check.
At approximately 2:48 p.m., police received a 911 report of a female who had injured a police officer with a knife at the home. Initial efforts to apprehend the female were unsuccessful as she continued to resist arrest. Additional RCMP resources and an ambulance were called to assist.
The responding police officer was able to subdue and arrest the attacker, but the woman became unresponsive. EMS arrived and administered Naloxone to the woman, who was transported to a hospital in Saskatoon for further medical treatment. The assailant has since been released from hospital.
The RCMP officer did not require an ambulance and received medical treatment at a hospital for minor injuries.
The knife was located on scene and seized for further investigation by police.
As a result of the investigation, a 28-year-old female, from Valleyview, AB, who was not named in the report was charged with assaulting a police officer, assault with a weapon, and resisting arrest. The woman remains in police custody and appeared in court in Saskatoon on September 29, 2022. The investigation is ongoing.