By The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG — A man who allegedly threatened to shoot Winnipeg police is recovering from minor injuries after he was grabbed by officers from a burning home to end a lengthy standoff.
Police were notified about a firearm incident at a north-end home early Thursday afternoon, and learned soon after of a male suspect who had fled on foot following a collision on an overpass.
The male entered a home and that’s when police say a threat was made to shoot officers, prompting the arrival of a tactical team and the start of the standoff.
Three people were safely removed from the home during the afternoon and evening, but a fast-moving fire was spotted inside the residence shortly after 8 p.m.
Tactical team members forced their way through a fortified window and pulled the suspect to safety before he was sent to hospital in stable condition.
He remains in custody but there is no immediate word on charges.