Winnipeg police arrested a man Thursday night after they say he attempted to rob a lounge with a gun, but was held down by patrons.
The man entered the restaurant at around 9:10 p.m. in the 500 block of Notre Dame Avenue and demanded money from an employee while holding what appeared to be a gun.
Other patrons inside approached the man from behind and held him for police.
Officers arrived to find the man had an improvised firing device, as well as a knife and various calibre ammunition.
Eric John Lecoy, 52, of Winnipeg faces numerous charges and remains in custody.