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  • sachgau

    @sachgau: The megaphone is saying "come out with your hands up." 1:00 am on Jul 31

  • mikeoncrime

    @mikeoncrime: In fact, earlier tonight police used such a device, which triggered man to fire gunshots at cops, and police to return fire. 12:59 am on Jul 31

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Reporter @sachgau is still on scene at Stella Avenue for updates as the standoff continues. 12:58 am on Jul 31

  • mikeoncrime

    @mikeoncrime: Re loud bang just heard at standoff scene. Could be gunshots. Could also be flash grenade police sometimes use to see if suspect alert. 12:58 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: The megaphone is saying "come out with your hands up." 12:57 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: Loud bang. Something is happening. 12:56 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: Loud bang. Something is happening. 12:55 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: I'm going to avoid tweeting the details, to avoid revealing too much about police efforts. 12:51 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: Sounds like contact has been made. A male voice is speaking over the megaphone. "We want to make sure you're OK," it says. 12:50 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: Sounds like contact has been made. A male voice is speaking over the megaphone. "We want to make sure you're OK," it says. 12:49 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: We can hear megaphones. The words "going inside." were heard. Doesn't necessarily mean they're going inside. 12:48 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: We can hear megaphones. The words "going inside." were heard. Doesn't necessarily mean they're going inside. 12:48 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: "We're not in a situation where were trying to rush things," she said. 12:48 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: "Were still trying to make contact. This is ongoing," she said. 12:48 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: No change in the situation , Sgt. Natalie Aitken says. 12:48 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: "We're not in a situation where were trying to rush things," she said. 12:46 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: "Were still trying to make contact. This is ongoing," she said. 12:45 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: No change in the situation , Sgt. Natalie Aitken says. 12:44 am on Jul 31

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: If you're still awake, police will be updating us momentarily. 12:42 am on Jul 31

  • mikeoncrime

    @mikeoncrime: Another Winnipeg police news update coming at 12:45 am at scene of ongoing armed standoff with shots fired, now into Hour 13. 12:35 am on Jul 31

  • mikeoncrime

    @mikeoncrime: So, police had little to say. Standoff ongoing, entering 12th hour. @sachgau remains on scene, I'm monitoring as well. Stay tuned. 11:29 pm on Jul 30

  • PaulSamyn

    @PaulSamyn: Hero's holiday on Thursday's front page of @WinnipegNews #frontpages pic.twitter.com/JQsgIuhT7Y
    11:27 pm on Jul 30

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: That's it for now. I'll stay here if police have updates. Was told not to expect anything to happen but if it does they'll let us know. 11:22 pm on Jul 30

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: That's it for now. I'll stay here if police have updates. Was told not to expect anything to happen but if it does they'll let us know. 11:22 pm on Jul 30

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: Residents have been moved into buses for their comfort and safety. Power has been shut off to several residences. 11:19 pm on Jul 30

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: Situation has not been resolved yet. 11:19 pm on Jul 30

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: Residents have been moved into buses for their comfort and safety. Power has been shut off to several residences. 11:18 pm on Jul 30

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: Police received a call this morning about a male who was possibly threatening to hurt himself or officers. 11:17 pm on Jul 30

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: Situation has not been resolved yet. 11:16 pm on Jul 30

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: Police received a call this morning about a male who was possibly threatening to hurt himself or officers. 11:16 pm on Jul 30

  • mikeoncrime

    @mikeoncrime: Winnipeg police to hold 11:15 pm news briefing to update ongoing standoff. Our latest story HERE: winnipegfreepress.com/local/Heavily-… 11:10 pm on Jul 30

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: For background, here's what we know so far. winnipegfreepress.com/?device=mobile 11:09 pm on Jul 30

  • sachgau

    @sachgau: On my way to a police press conference, where I'll be getting updates about a standoff on Stella avenue. 11:04 pm on Jul 30

  • mikeoncrime

    @mikeoncrime: Man believed to be alone in home, no hostages. Negotiations ongoing. Power cut to home, neighbourhood sealed off. 11:02 pm on Jul 30

  • mikeoncrime

    @mikeoncrime: To recap: Began at noon. Armed, barricaded man. Cops threw flash grenade. He opened fire. Cops returned fire. Nobody hit. Ongoing. 11:01 pm on Jul 30

  • mikeoncrime

    @mikeoncrime: Free Press on scene, will have updates shortly from police newser at standoff scene. 11:00 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Heavily armed police unit surrounds North End home wfp.to/OTH 10:36 pm on Jul 30

  • mikeoncrime

    @mikeoncrime: Source says police believed to have returned fire, suspect not hit. Power now cut to the home, surrounding area. Talks ongoing with man. 10:24 pm on Jul 30

  • mikeoncrime

    @mikeoncrime: Members of tactical support unit threw flash grenade into home, setting off bang. Suspect allegedly fired shots at police. None hit. 10:23 pm on Jul 30

  • mikeoncrime

    @mikeoncrime: DEVELOPING: Winnipeg police now in hour 10 of dealing with an "armed and barricaded" man in 500 block of Stella Avebue. 10:22 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: #Winnipeg Mosquito Status: HIGH; citywide trap average: 24. More trap counts: wfp.to/mosquitomap 10:00 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Man dies in rollover - via @WinnipegNews shar.es/L6umV via @ShareThis 9:15 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: 29-year-old man dies in rollover near Lockport on Hwy 202. Ejected from vehicle. Not wearing seatbelt. From RM of St. Clements 9:01 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: RCMP confirm that a 29-year-old man has died after a rollover on Hwy 202. 8:56 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Police investigating rollover near Lockport wfp.to/OTG 8:54 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Appears to be single vehicle rollover north of Birds Hill near Lockport. PR 202. Possible fatality, witness says 8:35 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Chief objects to posting salaries online wfp.to/OTD 8:24 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Highway 202 (Birds Hill Road), for two kilometres south of Highway 204 (Henderson Highway), closed due to crash (near Lockport) 7:50 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Stern sees Sterling saga ending well, lauds Silver wfp.to/OTh 7:18 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: 'Flower Drum Song' lead James Shigeta dies at 85 wfp.to/OT3 6:54 pm on Jul 30

  • aldosantin

    @aldosantin: Study to determine future of Arlington Street bridge, including tearing it down - shar.es/LGFty via @ShareThis 5:00 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Options being considered for Arlington Bridge include tearing it down wfp.to/OT9 4:54 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Chiefs vote to keep Nepinak as leader of the AMC wfp.to/OTd 4:44 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: O'Shea plays down praise he's getting for turning the Bombers around wfp.to/OTp 4:14 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Peace rally to be held in silence wfp.to/OTK 4:00 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: The Pinkertons detective series to be shot in Winnipeg wfp.to/OTs 3:48 pm on Jul 30

  • WFPCarolSanders

    @WFPCarolSanders: Shut up for peace this Tuesday at The Forks' Gandhi statue. No signs, no flags, just 30 minutes of silent contemplation 12:15-12:45 pm 3:45 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Police still probing girl's 1985 disappearance wfp.to/OTf 3:24 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: H&M opening in Winnipeg on Sept. 10 wfp.to/OTE 3:18 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Contract dispute delays 'Big Bang' production wfp.to/OTg 2:56 pm on Jul 30

  • jbryksa

    @jbryksa: Derek Nepinak congratulated by family and chiefs after first ballot second term win as Grand Chief of AMC pic.twitter.com/N24EKjFwoy
    2:46 pm on Jul 30

  • jbryksa

    @jbryksa: Derek Nepinak congratulated by family and chiefs after first ballot second term win as Grand Chief of AMC pic.twitter.com/N24EKjFwoy
    2:45 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has re-elected Derek Nepinak as Grand Chief today. pic.twitter.com/CCCoYq079b
    2:42 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Wpg man tells FP he expects refund. Got approx. $625 photo radar ticket June 30 going 82 in 60 Kenaston construction zone -with no workers. 2:27 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Police chief, nemesis of Rob Ford, losing job wfp.to/OT2 2:08 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Folk festival over, but concert series continues wfp.to/OTe 2:08 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Man charged after alleged online chats with teen wfp.to/OTF 1:52 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: The search for a Billy Elliot to begin wfp.to/OTz 1:44 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: WECC to get F---ed Up on Sept. 23 wfp.to/OTI 1:36 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Former Bomber pleads guilty to fraud charges wfp.to/OTx 1:14 pm on Jul 30

  • BradOswald

    @BradOswald: So unapologetically stupid that it's actually kinda great: #Sharknado2 attacks primetime. @SpaceChannel winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/… 12:17 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Condo construction starts on former Restaurant Dubrovnik site wfp.to/OTR 12:16 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: We're live @wfpnewscafe with #folklorama45 Today: canadien-francais & Ireland-Irish take the stage starting at 12:30 winnipegfreepress.com/local/Preview-… 12:10 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Hamilton, former co-chair of AJI, dies wfp.to/OTM 12:00 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Arrest made in city's 14th homicide wfp.to/OTa 12:00 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: #Winnipeg Mosquito Status: HIGH; citywide trap average: 24. More trap counts: wfp.to/mosquitomap 12:00 pm on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Wpg police refunding $1m in photo radar tickets wfp.to/OTc Are you eligible for a refund? Get in touch with us 204-697-7292 11:43 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: UK holds crisis meeting on Ebola; warns of threat wfp.to/OTO 11:42 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Raiders owner confirms talks with San Antonio wfp.to/OTX 11:36 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: $1 million in photo-radar tickets to be refunded wfp.to/OTJ 11:34 am on Jul 30

  • heyjturner

    @heyjturner: Clarissa Ponace, 29, charged with second-degree murder and arson after death of Arthur Haussermann in Hargrave St. apartment on Sat. 11:30 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Tickets for 5 Seconds of Summer's Winnipeg show on sale Aug. 9 wfp.to/OTl 11:28 am on Jul 30

  • BradOswald

    @BradOswald: So unapologetically stupid that it's actually kinda great: #Sharknado2 attacks primetime. @SpaceChannel winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/… 11:15 am on Jul 30

  • FPTimCampbell

    @FPTimCampbell: Tim Hortons Field will be good but not done yet. #BlueBombers and #TigerCats Thursday nite at McMaster U. pic.twitter.com/0lZbFlJSDb
    11:10 am on Jul 30

  • mikeoncrime

    @mikeoncrime: All impacted tickets were from construction zone in 7000 block of Kenaston Blvd. Province will contact all who got tickets. 11:10 am on Jul 30

  • heyjturner

    @heyjturner: Administrative error leads to 2,574 photo radar tickets to be refunded. Were issued June 27 - July 1 on Kenaston near Scurfield 11:10 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Landslide hits Indian village, killing at least 17 wfp.to/OTT 11:10 am on Jul 30

  • mikeoncrime

    @mikeoncrime: Police say "administrative error" caused wrong Highway Traffic Act section to be cited on those tickets, hence scrapping them. 11:09 am on Jul 30

  • mikeoncrime

    @mikeoncrime: Oops. Winnipeg police say "improper wording" forcing them to wipe out 2,574 photo radar tickets issued between June 27-July 1. 11:08 am on Jul 30

  • thebrandonsun

    @thebrandonsun: Shell all that remains of burned-out truck east of Carberry this morning #bdnmb pic.twitter.com/71gHgxLPYT
    11:05 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site wfp.to/OT8 10:52 am on Jul 30

  • garylawless

    @garylawless: Matt Halischuk back with #nhljets. 23 players on NHL roster according to capgeek just over $60 M. 21 of 23 were regulars in peg last season 10:44 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Hospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede wfp.to/OTL 10:44 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Jets re-sign forward Matt Halischuk wfp.to/OTV 10:28 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Winnipeg Jets announce club has re-signed F Matt Halischuk to a one-year, two-way contract worth $725,000 when he plays in NHL. 10:08 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Manitoba is getting a #TerryFoxDay, in honour of the Winnipeg-born athlete who tried to run across Canada wfp.to/OTZ 9:53 am on Jul 30

  • jbryksa

    @jbryksa: Winnipeg Police tactical squad member holds knife allegedly used in stabbing incident on Alfred pic.twitter.com/eUv0mo8ZN3
    9:41 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Sixth suspect turns self in wfp.to/OT5 8:52 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Nearly dead foal, nearly dead racetrack both thriving wfp.to/OTt 8:22 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Relish a little rhubarb with your dinner? wfp.to/OTU 8:20 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: August civic holiday to be named after national hero wfp.to/OTq 8:12 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger announces this morning on CJOB radio that August civic holiday will be named Terry Fox Day. 7:56 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: AMC to elect grand chief today wfp.to/OTr 7:38 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: NDP faces tough choices wfp.to/OTw 7:24 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Manitoba chiefs' salary data online wfp.to/OTB 7:22 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Idiotic shark-storm TV movie takes a big, hilarious, deliciously entertaining bite out of the Big Apple wfp.to/OT4 7:14 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: 'Could have been catastrophe' wfp.to/OTY 7:14 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Museum moving right(s) along wfp.to/OTu 7:06 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Hard windows of opportunity wfp.to/OTm 7:06 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Cut mosquito-fogging buffer zones: Steeves wfp.to/OTP 6:58 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Shaw Park spectacle wfp.to/O8k 6:52 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators wfp.to/O8i 6:50 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Peterson says he's got 5-year, $70 million deal wfp.to/O8W 6:50 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Convict flees Quebec prison; search underway wfp.to/O8A 6:50 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Indian online retailer Flipkart raises $1 billion wfp.to/O8C 6:50 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia wfp.to/O8y 6:50 am on Jul 30

  • WinnipegNews

    @WinnipegNews: Mainly sunny, high of 28 today wfp.to/O8j 6:42 am on Jul 30

Café Snaps

Gail Asper speaks to Free Press reporter, Geoff Kirbyson, at the News Cafe, about the Canadian Museum for Human Rights currently under construction at The Forks in Winnipeg, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. (HADAS PARUSH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

Gail Asper speaks to Free Press reporter, Geoff Kirbyson, at the News Cafe, about the Canadian Museum for Human Rights currently under construction at The Forks in Winnipeg, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. (HADAS PARUSH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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