Man arrested in pellet gun incident
An 18-year-old man in Winnipeg is in custody following an incident in which a handgun — which turned out to be a pellet gun — was pointed at officers in the city's Wolseley area.
Officers responded to a noise complaint at a home in the 100 block of Walnut Street at about 11:15 p.m. CT Saturday.
Upon arriving at the home, police were told that a man was armed with a handgun.
The Winnipeg Police Service deployed its Air-1 helicopter, tactical support team and canine unit as a result.
When police approached the man near Maryland Street and Westminster Avenue, he produced a handgun and pointed it in the direction of the officers and their cruiser.
The gun was not discharged, police stated in a release.
The man then ran away, but he was caught near the intersection of Maryland Street and Purcell Avenue and taken into custody at about 1:10 a.m. Sunday.
Police say they recovered a black semi-automatic pellet gun and magazine.
The man faces a number of weapons-related charges, including two counts each of assault with a weapon and pointing a firearm.