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Woman, Baby Freed After Being Taken Hostage in Flin Flon

February 8, 2021 3:34 PM | News


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(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Manitoba RCMP have arrested a man after an armed hostage situation in Flin Flon.

Police say the 19-year-old suspect reportedly barricaded himself inside an apartment with a firearm while preventing a woman and an infant from leaving.

A hostage negotiator was called to the scene, as well as additional police from surrounding communities.

Police say the man exited the apartment and then tried to re-enter the building when he was arrested. An officer was assaulted and suffered a minor injury during the ordeal.

The woman and infant weren’t injured.

The man faces multiple charges and remains in custody.


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