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Man Suspected of Threatening to Kill Police in Social Media Posts

April 2, 2019 1:36 PM | News

KeyboardWinnipeg police have arrested and charged a man with uttering threats on social media to kill police officers.

Police became aware of the threats on March 22, which they say were accompanied by a man displaying a firearm and standing adjacent to Winnipeg police headquarters downtown.

Police enacted enhanced security measures around 245 Smith Street as a result.

The investigation led the tactical support team to conduct a traffic stop on March 26 near the intersection of Dufferin Avenue and McGregor Street, where they took three people into custody.

Police seized two loaded 22 calibre semi-automatic guns, one as a rifle and the other as a sawed-off rifle. They also seized a 10-round magazine with its serial number removed, and rotary-style magazine, along with a sawed-off pump-action shotgun.

Sean Andrew Spence, 25, has been charged with uttering threats, and 27 firearms-related offences. Spence was the subject of three separate firearms prohibitions.

Police also arrested Jewels Robert Alfred Contois, 24, and Raven Freedom Sky Wilson, 18. They each face multiple firearms charges, court order breaches and drug trafficking offences related to methamphetamine.