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Downtown break-in suspect suffering from mental illness: Winnipeg police

A heavy police presence downtown after police responded to reports of a commercial break-in. VIEWER SUBMITTED/Global News.
A heavy police presence downtown after police responded to reports of a commercial break-in. VIEWER SUBMITTED/Global News. Viewer submitted/Global News

Police responded to a report of an armed break-in at an office near the RBC Convention Centre downtown around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

A man in distress had broken into the office, but wasn’t actually carrying a weapon, according to Winnipeg Police Service Const. Rob Carver.

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Police took the man, who was suffering from a mental illness, to the hospital. He has not yet been charged.

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