A wanted man is facing a slew of charges after police say he was found carrying weapons and drugs when officers caught up with him Monday.
Police say officers recognized a man riding a bike near Salter Street and Church at around 12:40 p.m. as a suspect wanted on an arrest warrant.
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They say the man took off on foot and “violently resisted arrested” when an officer caught up with him.
When a second officer arrived police allege the man repeatedly tried to reach into his jacket, where investigators say a gun was later found.
The man was ultimately handcuffed and arrested.
Police say a search of the suspect found a loaded, .22 calibre sawed-off rifle with a scratched-off serial number, ammunition, two knives, 30 grams of fentanyl and eight grams of meth.
A 47-year-old man from Winnipeg is facing 19 charges including 10 firearms and weapons offences, two counts of assaulting a peace officer, and drug trafficking charges.
Police haven’t said what the man was originally wanted for, but did say he had been under a court order not to possess weapons and firearms.
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