Police Investigate Attempted Murder

Regina Police are investigating an incident that includes a stabbing, a vehicle running over the victim, and police firing their weapons at the suspect.

All this happened around 5:00 am on Saturday morning in Regina, near the intersection of Victoria and St, John Street.  Police were called to the area after a report of a woman injured on the street.

When police arrived they found a woman with stab wounds.  It was around this time police located the suspect in a truck, parked nearby.  When they approached the truck, it raced backwards at a high rate of speed according to police, and ran over the victim.  Police ordered the driver out of the vehicle, but the suspect refused again, driving forward towards the officers and the victim.

It was here the officers drew their weapons, and fired at the vehicle in an attempt to stop it.  No one was injured in the gunfire but the truck didn’t stop, running over the victim a second time and taking off from the area. She was taken to hospital by EMS.

Police followed the vehicle to a rural area north-east of the city, where the suspect was arrested.

54 year old Tony Hudson has been charged with 2 counts of attempted murder and other charges.  He is expected to make his first court appearance in Regina on Monday.

With police using their weapons, there will be an automatic investigation as mandated by the Saskatchewan Police Act.

The Regina Police Service will review the use of force, and the pursuit.  The Saskatchewan Serious Incident Response Team will monitor both of those reviews.

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