Man in custody after police respond to firearm-related call
Winnipeg police are investigating a weapons-related incident on Selkirk Avenue on July 10, 2020. (CTV News Photo Owen Swinn)
WINNIPEG -- Winnipeg police said a man is in custody after responding to a firearm-related call on Friday morning.
Officers said around 7:15 a.m., general patrol members, the tactical support team, and the K9 unit went to a home in the 700 block Selkirk Avenue for a report of a male with a gun.
Police said a man had threatened two women with the gun and still had it with him.
As officers arrived on scene, police said both women came out the back of the home and one of them turned over a gun. Police said the man was still inside and refused to comply with police.
Around 11 a.m., the man was brought into custody. Police said no one was hurt.
Selkirk Avenue from Parr to Arlington Streets was closed during the investigation.
Police are clearing the area and all roads have reopened.
A 25-year-old Winnipeg man is facing charges, including two counts of pointing a firearm, four counts of possession of a firearm, restricted or prohibited weapon or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order, possession of a weapon, failure to comply with a probation order, and four counts of failure to comply with conditions of a release order.
The charges against him have not been proven in court. Police said he remains in custody.