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Man Charged After Walking Around Manitoba Community with Long Gun

February 12, 2020 1:57 PM | News

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Long Gun

RCMP seized this long gun from a man in Fairford First Nation after he allegedly used it to try and steal a snowmobile in the community on February 7, 2020. (RCMP HANDOUT)

A man from Fairford First Nation is facing numerous charges after walking around carrying a long gun in the community.

Manitoba RCMP received several 911 calls on February 7 about a man carrying the gun while walking on the main roadway in Little Saskatchewan First Nation.

Another caller reported that the man pointed the gun at him and demanded his snowmobile. The victim refused and was able to getaway.

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RCMP responded and began searching an area in Fairford First Nation, where they located and arrested the suspect.

A police dog was brought in to search for the gun, which was buried in the snow and seized by officers.

Aaron Sumner, 32, faces firearms-related offences, as well as armed robbery charges.

RCMP continue to investigate.


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