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Two arrested in dramatic takedown

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One of two suspects exits a house Winnipeg police had surrounded on Selkirk Avenue Sunday afternoon.


One of two suspects exits a house Winnipeg police had surrounded on Selkirk Avenue Sunday afternoon. Photo Store

POLICE arrested two suspects in a takedown on Selkirk Avenue Sunday in full view of neighbours enjoying the spring day.

The episode shut down traffic for about an hour on the busy North End street.

A man and a woman inside a rooming house in the 700 block of Selkirk surrendered to police. No shots were fired.

A heavy police presence arrived on the scene, just before noon, after reports residents heard gunshots from the block.

Officers blocked traffic between McGregor and Parr streets.

What followed was a long wait, with area residents watching police take up their positions in front and behind the two-storey home at 707 Selkirk Ave.

One officer parked his cruiser directly in front of the home and stood with a handgun trained on the front door. A squad of five or six officers walked in single file behind an armoured shield, one officer holding a battering ram.

One officer with a loudspeaker ordered the occupants to come out of the house with their hands raised.

Minutes later, a man and woman exited the home. The pair was handcuffed and patted down.

The street was reopened to traffic soon after. There was no word of charges Sunday.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 7, 2014 A4


Updated on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:33 AM CDT: Replaces photo

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