Armed and Barricaded Incident: C24-31258

Released: February 10, 2024 at 3:50 p.m.

On February 10, 2024, at approximately 3:10 a.m., Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) Division 13 General Patrol members responded to an apartment building in the 200 block of College Avenue regarding a report of a female being held against her will at this location.

Officers were informed that several occupants, including firearms, were believed to be in the suite.  

Tactical Support Team (TST) members safely removed several occupants, including the female previously being held. Additional occupants, still considered armed, refused to exit the suite.

Numerous police resources remained on scene for several hours, and a Critical Incident Command was initiated involving WPS Crisis Negotiators, TST, Drone Unit and Uniform Patrol.

During the standoff, a suspect discharged a firearm at police, striking three officers. Injuries to the officers were non-life-threatening.

Due to the coordinated efforts of all involved officers, two male suspects in their 40s were taken into custody.  

Members of the Majors Crimes Unit and Homicide Unit continue to investigate.

Please note that further information will be provided as it becomes available.

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