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Two teens arrested for having weapons at Brandon fair

A Brandon Police vehicle.
A Brandon Police vehicle. Global News / File

Police were called about two separate weapon incidents involving teenagers at the Manitoba Summer Fair in Brandon on the weekend.

The first incident, police said, involved a 15-year-old boy found with a concealed machete. The boy had allegedly been bear-sprayed by an unknown man who fled the scene before officers arrived. The boy refused to name his attacker.

Read more: Teen charged after machete assaults at Winnipeg youth shelter

Security at the fair also detained a 17-year-old boy who allegedly flashed a handgun he had in his waistband.

Police said they recovered a BB gun which was a replica of a Glock 19.

The Manitoba Summer Fair, which ran from June 8 to June 12 at the Keystone Centre, is one of the city’s longest-running events, established in the 1880s.

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