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Popular restaurant evacuated after weapon scare

Report of a man with a gun prove unfounded

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An Osborne Village hotspot was briefly evacuated on Monday night, after a man fleeing police attempted to hide in the restaurant's bathroom.

At about 7:45 p.m., as many as a dozen police vehicles surrounded Carlos and Murphy's on Osborne Street, after a suspect ran from police and took shelter in the popular lounge's bathroom. Diners were first moved to one side of the restaurant, and then evacuated as the police K9 unit was called to the scene.

Although witnesses originally heard a report that the man may have been carrying a gun, Winnipeg police confirmed on Monday night that a weapon was not found. CJOB reported that the man was taken into custody without incident.

The restaurant was reopened to patrons by 8:30 p.m., as curious onlookers and a gaggle of media watched from across the street.

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Updated on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 8:33 PM CDT: Updates with patrons allowed back in

10:14 PM: Adds more information

10:24 PM: Rewrites, adds info

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