Manitoba RCMP say a homicide suspect they're trying to locate is considered armed and dangerous and might have access to police gear.

Manitoba RCMP say a homicide suspect they're trying to locate is considered armed and dangerous and might have access to police gear.

The Mounties said in news releases Monday night they have recovered firearms, police tactical equipment, patches and other items resembling police clothing in their hunt for 34-year-old Eric Paul Wildman.

Eric Paul Wildman (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP, Sgt. Paul Manaigre)

Eric Paul Wildman (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-RCMP, Sgt. Paul Manaigre)

Wildman, of the Rural Municipality of St. Clements, is now considered a suspect in the homicide of 40-year-old Clifford Joseph.

Mounties said this weekend that they were searching for Wildman as a "person of interest" in Joseph's disappearance.

He is described as 6-2, 170 pounds with blue eyes. Police said he is known to frequent Winnipeg and the RM of St. Clements.

Police said Wildman might have access to firearms and police items and warned people not to approach him.

Wildman has been charged with unsafe transportation of a firearm and possession of a prohibited device without a licence. Police said the charges stem from his vehicle being recovered on Friday and searched on Sunday.

Police have said he was last seen on foot in the East Kildonan area of Winnipeg.

A tip line has been set up for any information relating to Wildman. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 431-489-8551.

 

— The Canadian Press