A U of M pupil has suffered visual accidents and some other is dealing with fees following a bodily attack at the Citadel Garry campus prior to the autumn studying week.

Amira Tekle, 19, was once assaulted by means of a 19-year-old male pupil Nov. eight in IQ’s Cafe and Billiards. Safety services and products was once contacted and Winnipeg Police Provider (WPS) officials attended and positioned the male pupil below arrest.

Police had been dispatched at 7:50 p.m. to reply to a file {that a} feminine were assaulted by means of a male previous that night.

In a while after arriving and accumulating experiences from witnesses, officials positioned the male below arrest. He faces fees of attack and has been launched from custody on a promise to look.

Paramedics assessed Tekle’s accidents and deemed hospitalization useless. She was once left with an eye fixed harm and facial bruising.

“It’s believed that the female and male had been recognized to one another, and the attack came about after a dispute,” stated a WPS communications officer.

In line with Tekle — who’s a reporter for the Manitoban — the 2 first met in September, in UMSU College Centre. The male pupil approached her and he or she gave him her quantity.

Later, he requested her on a date. She declined.

Tekle stated she felt uncomfortable and sexually confused throughout a later dialog with the scholar. The scholar allegedly despatched her threatening textual content messages even after she tried to finish the dialog.

The following time Tekle encountered the scholar was once at IQ’s, the place she stated he angrily approached her. She stated she attempted to calm the placement as a result of he gave the impression “unstable and dissatisfied.”

In line with Tekle, the person left and returned roughly 10 mins later, allegedly threatening to “mess her up.”

After a bodily war of words — she stated she “driven him away” — he punched her with sufficient power to knock her to the bottom.

A bystander contacted safety, who then referred to as the police. The male remained in IQ’s of his personal accord, whilst Tekle waited out of doors within the hallway to present her report back to police.

Safety arrived and spoke with IQ’s body of workers contributors and the bystander who contacted them, in addition to Tekle. They remained out of doors IQ’s till police arrived round nine p.m.

Tekle sat at a desk out of doors IQ’s, ultimately joined by means of her oldsters whilst looking ahead to police.

Tekle confirmed police texts from the scholar previous within the yr and shared what she recorded prior to the attack. Officials stated her proof was once too obscure to represent a danger.

After talking with the male pupil for a couple of mins, he was once positioned below arrest. Prerequisites of his liberate come with a situation he now not way Tekle.

Tekle stated a safety officer discussed there shall be conferences at the male pupil’s behaviour and he is also expelled.


Tekle stated campus safety must have saved the person someplace instead of IQ’s whilst looking ahead to police following the attack.

Safety officials had been provide whilst she waited within the hallway, even though they might now not detain him. Within the time prior to police arrived, she was once requested to transport so he may just use the washroom throughout from Levels Eating place.

She also referred to as the WPS reaction time “unsettling,” however stated she understood the placement didn’t constitute an emergency.

In line with statistics supplied on-line by means of campus safety, there have been 12 attacks reported to Citadel Garry campus safety services and products from January to the tip of September.

In 2018, there have been 18 incidents reported to Citadel Garry safety services and products labeled as attacks or attacks/threats.

When compared, the College of Winnipeg safety services and products won 25 reported attacks over 2018. Those incidents reported didn’t essentially happen on campus, however had been reported to campus safety services and products.

Tekle stated her emotions of protection on campus depends upon how occasions transfer ahead.

“I believe to an extent,” she stated.

“If he doesn’t get kicked out, I’ll be lovely scared on campus.”

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