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Manitoba officers arrest man who escaped from B.C. and was wanted on Canada-wide warrant

A undated file image of a Winnipeg police car. (Source: CTV News Winnipeg) A undated file image of a Winnipeg police car. (Source: CTV News Winnipeg)
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The Winnipeg Police Service and Manitoba RCMP have arrested a man who escaped from a halfway house in British Columbia and who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.

According to police, on Oct. 29 a 28-year-old man got out of a halfway house in B.C., where he was serving a sentence for firearms and drug-related offences.

On Nov. 6, the Manitoba Integrated Violent Offender Apprehension Unit – which is a collaborative unit with Winnipeg police and Manitoba RCMP – was told by Vancouver police that the man may have escaped to Manitoba and could be in Portage la Prairie.

Police said officers searched a number of homes in Portage la Prairie and were able to arrest the man after he tried to run away by jumping from a bedroom window.

The man has been taken to Stony Mountain Institution and will be transported back to British Columbia.

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