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Winnipeg police to return photographer's camera seized at crime scene

Winnipeg police are returning a camera after it was seized from a photographer on Saturday during a “tense situation.”

Camera taken during a ‘tense’ situation, police say

Police were called to Main Street, near Jarvis Avenue on Saturday morning for reports of a man acting in a threatening manner. (Kelly Malone/CBC)

Winnipeg police are returning a camera after it was seized from a Winnipeg Sun photographer on Saturday during a "tense situation."

"[Winnipeg] police supports the role press plays and freedom of the press," police spokesperson Const. Rob Carver said.

"Officers understand this was a wrong course of action… The camera is being returned."

Police were called to Main Street, near Jarvis Avenue, just after 11 a.m. after receiving calls about a man who was being threatening.

Police said he appeared to be armed. Police did not say what the weapon was, but said it wasn't a gun.

Some people in the area helped restrain the man as paramedics and police arrived.

There was a medical emergency and the man was brought to hospital, police said.

At some point, a Winnipeg Sun photographer arrived at the scene and had his camera taken, the Sun confirmed.