Winnipeg man, 25, in custody after armed Selkirk Avenue standoff

Hours-long standoff unfolds in Winnipeg early Friday morning
A four-hour long standoff unfolded in Winnipeg's North End Friday morning after police got a call about a man armed with a firearm who had threatened two women. Global's Joe Scarpelli reports.

A Winnipeg man is in custody facing a number of weapons charges after an incident Friday morning saw a large police presence close a North End street.

Winnipeg police said they were investigating a weapons-related incident at a home on Selkirk Avenue and were called there at about 7:15 a.m.

Officers could be seen with their guns drawn in the area.

The area was taped off and media were being asked to stay back. Police used a megaphone to communicate with people inside the home, asking them to leave.

A reporter on the scene heard several shots fired, along with flash bangs.

At about 10:50 a.m., the police’s K9 unit stormed the home and a man was arrested.

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In video posted to Facebook, a shirtless man wearing track pants is seen being led out of the house in handcuffs down the stairs.

Police said Friday afternoon that a 25-year-old man is in custody facing charges of weapon possession, two counts of pointing a firearm, four counts of possessing a firearm contrary to a prohibition order, failing to comply with a probation order, and four counts of failing to comply with release conditions.

Winnipeg police on the scene on Selkirk Avenue on Friday, July 10, 2020.
Winnipeg police on the scene on Selkirk Avenue on Friday, July 10, 2020. Scott Duarte/Global News