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Man faces multiple charges for armed, forcible confinement on First Nation

A weapon seized by officers. Manitoba First Nations Police Service

A 27-year old Manitoba man is in custody facing a long list of charges after a Nov. 9 forcible confinement incident, Manitoba First Nations Police said.

Officers from the Sandy Bay detachment were called to a local home around 4 p.m, police said. They were told an armed man was threatening the homeowner, and saying he would shoot her and the police.

The man allegedly fired a gun inside the residence a number of times, refusing to let the homeowner leave.

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With the help of RCMP from Amaranth, police surrounded the residence and managed to get the suspect to cooperate and let the victim leave safely.

Police discovered a modified bolt-action rifle at the scene, as well as a number of spent and unspent rounds.

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The man faces a half-dozen firearms charges, as well as forcible confinement, intimidation with a weapon, and failing to comply with probation, a release order, and a recognizance.

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