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Masked teen girl arrested after waving gun in downtown Winnipeg

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WINNIPEG — A woman wearing a mask has been arrested after waving a gun around at the corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street Tuesday morning.

Police received multiple calls around 9:50 a.m. about a woman being spotted in traffic, pointing what appeared to be a hand gun at passing drivers and pedestrians before pointing the weapon at her head.

WATCH: Global’s Talia Ricci followed this story Tuesday

17-year-old female arrested after waving gun in downtown Winnipeg
17-year-old female arrested after waving gun in downtown Winnipeg

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Officers quickly took her in to custody. No one was hurt.

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Police said that the gun was determined to be a replica handgun during a media briefing at 4:15 p.m. The briefing was live streamed on this page.

The 17-year-old female faces a number of charges: possess a weapon for a dangerous purpose, cause a disturbance and public mischief.

WATCH: A widely shared video was posted on Facebook Tuesday, showing a masked woman waving a gun in downtown Winnipeg and getting tackled by police. Video posted by Robby Cheslock

Winnipeg police take down woman waving hand gun
Winnipeg police take down woman waving hand gun

Jason Krueger witnessed the scene and spoke with Global News.

“I was driving down Main Street, and saw the woman kind of waving the gun around and then pointing it at her head,” Krueger said.

“As soon as I saw the gun I turned onto Portage because I wanted to get out of there. I saw cops coming right away, it happened so fast.”

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Winnipeg police arrest the woman after she was waving around a gun in traffic at Portage Avenue and Main Street Tuesday morning.
Winnipeg police arrest the woman after she was waving around a gun in traffic at Portage Avenue and Main Street Tuesday morning. Alexis DeVito/Facebook
Multiple people witnesses the scene.
Multiple people witnesses the scene. Jesse James/Facebook
Police were quick to arrive on scene and arrest the woman.
Police were quick to arrive on scene and arrest the woman. Jesse James/Facebook

Robby Cheslock was another witness on scene and captured the event on his phone, and then posting it on Facebook.

“I heard sirens and people yelling. I looked and saw a lady in the middle of Portage and Main,” he posted.

“I thought it was something for protesting, then I saw cops with there guns and then saw the lady with a gun in her hand to her head with a white mask on. They cops kept yelling put the gun down. Then this semi truck goes and turns when I’m filming and all of a sudden she was on the ground.”

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WATCH: Facebook user Mario R. Tomberli posts another angle of the scene in downtown Winnipeg

Winnipeg police take down woman waving hand gun
Winnipeg police take down woman waving hand gun

On another Facebook post, Mario R. Tomberli said he saw police wrestle the woman to the ground.

“Amazing how quickly and efficiently they reacted to a dangerous situation. She had a gun to her head and was holding a note and a single red rose,” he posted.

WATCH: Facebook user Jesse James said he was 15 ft. away from the scene 

Woman waves hand gun in traffic at Portage and Main
Woman waves hand gun in traffic at Portage and Main

 

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