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Alleged knife sighting leads to gun, drugs charges: Winnipeg police

A 24-year-old man from Winnipeg has been charged with a number of drug and firearms related offences after police say officers saw him with a knife in the West End Monday. File / Global News

Winnipeg police say a man is facing drug and gun charges after officers allegedly noticed him with a knife in the West End.

In a release, police said officers with the guns and gangs unit watched the man leave the yard of a home in the 400 block of Langside Street around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

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They say as the man walked toward the officers they noticed he “had a knife on his person.”

They say the man was placed in custody following what police describe as a short struggle.

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Police say a search of the man led to the seizure of a loaded sawed-off rifle with an extended magazine holding 16 bullets, as well as a folding knife and brass knuckles.

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Officers also found 3.5 grams of powder cocaine, 38 grams of fentanyl, 109 grams of meth, nine grams of magic mushrooms, and a small amount cash, police say.

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A 24-year-old man from Winnipeg has been charged with a number of drug and firearms-related offences, as well as resisting arrest.

The man remains in police custody.

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