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Cabbie wrestled with man pointing firearm at him

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A Winnipeg cab driver wrestled with a fare who pointed a firearm at him early Sunday.

The incident began at about 3:45 a.m. Sunday when a man taking a cab pointed a firearm at the 42-year-old driver. The cabbie struggled with his fare and received a minor injury to his upper body, at which point the passenger demanded money from the driver and then fled with some cash, police said.

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Several police officers responded to the call, in the area of Broadway and Young Street. The K-9 unit led officers to a nearby suite, where a suspect was taken into custody.

Earlier Sunday morning a man pointed a firearm at a gas station clerk in the 200-block of Sherbrook, police said.

Police have charged Terrance Jamie Traverse, 28, with a number of firearm related offences, including robbery with a firearm, two counts of pointing a firearm and breach of probation.

Traverse is being held in custody.

 

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