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Winnipeg police arrest 2 men, 1 woman for separate firearms offences Tuesday

A Winnipeg Police Cruiser. File / Global News

Winnipeg police say they made three separate weapons arrests Tuesday, within the span of roughly ten hours.

The first occurred at a shelter in the South Point Douglas area shortly after 5 a.m., where officers say they were told a woman had entered the building and produced a firearm.

A 41-year-old woman was arrested not long after, allegedly carrying a “revolver-style”‘ pellet gun.

She’s charged with possession of a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, and failure to comply with a release order.

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Then, at around 2 p.m., officers patrolling the West End say they spotted a man entering a vacant house on Toronto Street.

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He was stopped and taken into custody, and according to police, was carrying a five-inch-long improvised firearm — otherwise known as a ‘zip gun’ — loaded with a .22 calibre round.

Police say he also had two outstanding arrest warrants. A 27-year-old man is facing several charges.

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Approximately half an hour later, general patrol units along with the Tactical Support Team were called to an assisted living facility in the Lord Selkirk Park area.

Officers were told a man had entered the building with a firearm on his person.

A 26-year-old man, who police say was carrying a “handgun-style” BB gun, was arrested.

He remains in custody.

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