Tactical officers arrest man after section of Exchange District shut down in gun-related investigation

By | May 27, 2020

A tactical support team helped in the arrest of a man in what Winnipeg police described as a “firearms-related investigation” in the city’s Exchange District during rush hour on Wednesday.

Officers from the Winnipeg Police Service had shut down the area around King Street and McDermot Avenue early Wednesday evening.

Police asked people to avoid the area while investigators and emergency crews were on scene.

The man was taken into custody from a business in the 200 block of McDermot Avenue. Several tactical officers could be seen leaving Mariaggi’s Hotel around 6:45 p.m.

A news release issued by police shortly before 7 p.m. said no injuries have been reported.

The Winnipeg Police Service’s armoured vehicle on McDermot Avenue on Wednesday evening. (Austin Grabish/CBC)

Officers are leaving the area and roads have reopened, police said.

The release says more information about the arrest will be available on Thursday.

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