Rifle, Ammo Seized from Suspect Hiding in Winnipeg Apartment

Rifle, Ammo Seized from Suspect Hiding in Winnipeg Apartment

Ellice Avenue Guns Seizure
Winnipeg police seized a sawed-off .22 calibre rifle and ammunition from a suspect in the 600 block of Ellice Avenue on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (WPS / HANDOUT)

Winnipeg police took a man into custody Tuesday after the report of a break-in at an apartment building in the 600 block of Ellice Avenue.

Officers arrived to find the man hiding behind a doorway wearing a balaclava and a face mask.

While searching him, officers found a heavily reduced sawed-off .22 calibre rifle, .22 calibre ammunition cartridges, .17 HMR calibre ammunition cartridges, and a large hunting knife.

Jesse James Daher, 25, of Winnipeg, has been charged with various weapons-related offences and four counts of failing to comply with a recognizance order.

Police say Daher also had five outstanding arrest warrants. He remains in custody.

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