Winnipeg Police Service has arrested and charged a 26-year-old man after he went into a Selkirk Avenue convenience store and threatened two employees.
Police say the incident happened around 1:45 pm and officers arrived on the scene shortly afterwards.
One of the two employees was able to escape but the other was held at knifepoint. The accused barricaded the door, according to police.
Officers tried to de-escalate the situation from outside the store. Eventually, police were able to distract the suspect long enough for the employee to escape. Officers entered the store and ordered the accused to drop the knife. He refused. A Taser was deployed and the robber was taken into custody.
Police say neither employee was physically injured. The accused was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The unnamed man of Winnipeg has been charged for his alleged involvement with Robbery, two counts of Possession of a Weapon, two counts of Forcible Confinement and Resist Peace Officer.
He remains in custody