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Man in custody after gun brandished in schoolyard

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A Winnipeg man alleged to have pulled out a gun near a St. Vital elementary school Friday afternoon is facing a number of charges.

Just after the noon hour, police responded to a call at Victor Mager School after reports of a man with a gun in the playground. The suspect was engaged in an argument with another man, when a school staff member tried to intervene.

The suspect threatened the staff member with a pellet handgun and later fled the scene.

Both Victor Mager and the nearby Dakota Collegiate went into a lockdown situation. The students and staff were under lockdown for approximately an hour.

The suspect was picked up a short while later in the area. He was also found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana and crack cocaine.

He was detained at the Remand Centre.

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