Winnipeg man charged in RM of Springfield home invasion

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A Winnipeg man is facing charges in connection to an early-morning home invasion in the RM Springfield that sent three people to hospital.

Oakbank RCMP were called when a man armed with a knife broke into a home on Oakwood Road around 5:50 a.m. Thursday.

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Police say the man, who is known to the family, struggled with a 66-year-old man, who was injured before a 58-year-old woman intervened and was able to disarm the intruder.

The family was then able to exit the home and call police.

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RCMP say the suspect had barricaded himself in the home by the time emergency crews arrived, but officers were eventually able to talk him out of the house.

The 66-year-old man, 58-year-old woman, and a 24-year-old woman were all taken to hospital with minor injuries, police say.

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A 27-year-old man remains in police custody with criminal charges pending.

Oakbank RCMP are continuing to investigate.

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