Winnipeg man faces raft of charges after Corydon gun incident

A Winnipeg police cruiser. Elisha Dacey/Global News

A 20-year-old Winnipeg man is in custody after an armed incident at a Corydon Avenue establishment Sunday night.

The situation unfolded around 11:15 p.m., when a security guard tried to remove a man from the premises in the 700 block of Corydon. Police said the suspect punched the security guard and pointed a gun at his head, threatening to kill him.

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The man then took off on foot and dumped the weapon, which was recovered after officers arrested the man with the help of the Tactical Support Team, the AIR-1 helicopter and K9 units.

The security guard, 28, said he didn’t need medical treatment.

The suspect is facing charges of unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, pointing a firearm, careless use of a firearm, assault and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

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