Man seeking asylum in Canada charged in border guard assault
A sign is seen near Emerson, Man., on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2016. (John Woods / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:08PM EDT
EMERSON, Man. -- A man who crossed the border into Manitoba from the United States is facing several charges.
Emerson RCMP say they received a call about 1 a.m. on Saturday to assist at the port of entry at the border.
They say a 37-year-old man became aggressive while he was in cells pending the processing of his refugee claim.
It's alleged the man threatened to harm Canadian Border Services Agency officers, damaged a fire sprinkler inside his cell and physically assaulted an officer.
Ahmed Aden Ali of Minneapolis is charged with uttering threats, mischief and assaulting a peace officer.