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Man charged with weapons offences after standoff with Winnipeg police

Winnipeg police say officers eventually took the suspect into custody around 9 p.m. Monday.
Winnipeg police say officers eventually took the suspect into custody around 9 p.m. Monday. Shane Gibson/Global News

An hours-long armed standoff that brought the Winnipeg police’s tactical support team to a West End apartment block on Monday has led to charges against a 29-year-old man.

Shortly after 3:30 p.m., officers were called to an apartment in the 600 block of Ellice Avenue, where police say a man allegedly armed with a gun had barricaded himself inside a suite.

After refusing to leave the suite, police say the man eventually surrendered and was safely taken into custody around 9 p.m.

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Two .177-calibre BB guns were found in the suite following the man’s arrest, according to police.

Scott Jason John Gibbs, of Winnipeg, is charged with two counts of possession of a weapon and six counts of possession of a weapon or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.

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He has been detained at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

Several arrested in North End standoff
Several arrested in North End standoff