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.
The police incident in the Exchange District appears to be over. Several tactical officers have just left the Mariaggi’s Hotel and police tape in the area has come down. No info from police yet on what happened. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/cbcmb?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#cbcmb</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Winnipeg?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Winnipeg</a> <a href=”https://t.co/LcPU5PbPFb”>pic.twitter.com/LcPU5PbPFb</a>
A news release issued by police shortly before 7 p.m. said no injuries have been reported.
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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