Taxi Passenger Arrested as Police Spot Rifle in Backseat

Taxi Passenger Arrested as Police Spot Rifle in Backseat

Winnipeg Police CrestA Winnipeg taxicab passenger is facing charges after police pulled over a cab early Wednesday morning.

Officers stopped the cab at around 12:10 a.m. in the area of Salter Street and Dufferin Avenue.

Police spotted a man in the backseat with a sawed-off .22 calibre rifle protruding from a bag. He was arrested and found to also be in possession of bear spray and three rounds of ammunition.

Derrick Scott Coutu, 38 of Winnipeg, faces several weapons charges.

— Staff

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