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Three Arrested After Man Kidnapped from Fishing Camp in Northern Manitoba

June 19, 2020 4:05 PM | The Canadian Press

By The Canadian Press

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FLIN FLON, Man. — Manitoba RCMP say three people face multiple charges, including kidnapping with a firearm, after a man was allegedly forced into a vehicle at a northern fishing camp and told to drive to Winnipeg.

Police say in a news release that the Flin Flon detachment received a call Tuesday about the man being taken from the camp on Kisseynew Lake.

The caller reported that his son was with two other men at the camp when a vehicle arrived with three people inside.

Police say two people exited the vehicle, assaulted and threatened one man with a knife.

They then allegedly stole a rifle, forced a 20-year-old in the group into his own vehicle and told him to drive them to Winnipeg.

Police say the suspects also stole cellphones from the two remaining men in the group and left them stranded at the camp.

RCMP issued a notice Wednesday to surrounding detachments to be on the lookout for the vehicle, which was later stopped in Flin Flon, Man.

They say the victim was located unharmed, but shaken up.

Police say officers searched the vehicle and found a loaded firearm, as well as a large filleting knife.

Two men and a woman have been charged. Joseph Gunville, 32, from Denare Beach, Sask., and 23-year old Jeremy Dumas of Flin Flon were remanded into custody.

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