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Smash and grab by Winnipeg police nabs gun suspect from burning home

May 29, 2019  By The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — A man who allegedly threatened to shoot Winnipeg police is recovering from minor injuries after he was grabbed by officers from a burning home to end a lengthy standoff.

Police were notified about a firearm incident at a north-end home early Thursday afternoon, and learned soon after of a male suspect who had fled on foot following a collision on an overpass.

The male entered a home and that’s when police say a threat was made to shoot officers, prompting the arrival of a tactical team and the start of the standoff.

Three people were safely removed from the home during the afternoon and evening, but a fast-moving fire was spotted inside the residence shortly after 8 p.m.


Tactical team members forced their way through a fortified window and pulled the suspect to safety before he was sent to hospital in stable condition.

He remains in custody but there is no immediate word on charges.


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