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Winnipeg man arrested after making threats, bringing gun into youth centre

The suspect was first spotted in the 400 block of Selkirk Avenue. File / Global News

A Winnipeg man is in custody after making threats and bringing a loaded gun into a youth resource centre on Friday night, according to police.

Police received a report of a man walking in the 400 block of Selkirk Avenue with a firearm and making threatening comments around 9:20 p.m. A short time later, police said a second call came in, reporting the man was now inside a youth resource centre asking to use a phone.

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Officers, along with the K9 unit and tactical support team, were called to the scene and arrested a 27-year-old Winnipeg man. The suspect was allegedly carrying an improvised pipe gun, loaded with a 12-gauge shotgun shell. Three additional 12-gauge shotgun shells were also seized.

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The suspect is facing several firearm-related charges and was detained in custody.

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