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Man and Children, 13 and 4, Die in Crash Near Portage la Prairie

Man and Children, 13 and 4, Die in Crash Near Portage la Prairie

By The Canadian Press

RCMP Logo VehiclePORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – A man and two children are dead after the minivan they were in collided with a semi in Manitoba.

RCMP say the van was heading east on the Trans-Canada Highway on Saturday afternoon and collided with the westbound semi while attempting to turn north onto Highway 16 west of Portage la Prairie.

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Three Charged in Manhunt, Police Shooting Near Portage la Prairie

Three Charged in Manhunt, Police Shooting Near Portage la Prairie

Portage Suspect Vehicle
A damaged Buick sedan sits on the lawn at the intersection of McKay and 14th Street NW in Portage la Prairie on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (MATT HERMIZ / PORTAGEONLINE.COM)

RCMP have charged three suspects in a manhunt that ended with a man being shot near Portage la Prairie last month.

What began as a robbery on June 27 in the RM of St. Francois Xavier led police to Portage la Prairie to pursue a stolen vehicle. The driver, believed to be armed with a rifle, forced officials to lock down several schools in the city as a safety precaution.

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Manhunt in Portage la Prairie for Armed Suspect Triggered by Robbery

Manhunt in Portage la Prairie for Armed Suspect Triggered by Robbery

Portage Suspect Vehicle
A damaged Buick sedan sits on the lawn at the intersection of McKay and 14th Street NW in Portage la Prairie on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (MATT HERMIZ / PORTAGEONLINE.COM)

A chaotic scene in Portage la Praire on Tuesday began hours earlier east of the city with a robbery in the RM St. Francois Xavier, Manitoba.

A man and two women pulled up to a rural residence on Highway 26 at around 2 p.m. and confronted the homeowner on his driveway. According to police, the male suspect threatened him with a gun and then demanded all the guns at the residence and the keys to the homeowner’s Buick Lacrosse.

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Tense Manhunt Ends Near Portage la Prairie with Suspect Shot

Tense Manhunt Ends Near Portage la Prairie with Suspect Shot

By The Canadian Press

Portage Suspect Vehicle
A damaged Buick sedan sits on the lawn at the intersection of McKay and 14th Street NW in Portage la Prairie on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (MATT HERMIZ / PORTAGEONLINE.COM)

RCMP Logo VehiclePORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. – RCMP in central Manitoba say they have apprehended a suspect they believed fled a traffic stop armed with a rifle and “public safety is no longer a concern.”

Mounties say the man was shot as he was being arrested just east of Portage la Prairie, Man., off the Trans-Canada Highway.

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