Three suspects who had barricaded themselves in an Ebb And Flow First Nation residence are in custody and facing multiple charges.
On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 7:30 am RCMP received a report that a Winnipeg man wanted on several outstanding warrants was driving a vehicle on Ebb and Flow First Nation.
When officers arrived in the area they were told the wanted man was at a home on North West Road. Once officers reached the home they saw the suspect and two other men run into the home.
Police surrounded the home and learned that a pickup truck in the front yard had been reported stolen in Winnipeg.
Officers also identified the two other men inside the home. All three men had arrest warrants for outstanding firearms offences.
Over the next several hours police made contact with the suspects sporadically but they refused to surrender. At one point officers heard the distinct sound of a firearm being loaded. Police asked the suspects to surrender the weapon out a window, which they did a fem minutes later.
As the day progressed police heard what sounded like attempts were being made to fortify the residence. Shortly afterwards an explosion was heard from inside the building and fire and smoke began to shoot out the doors and windows.
A 37-year-old man jumped out of a window and was arrested without incident.
Police say that several more explosions could be heard followed but the two other suspects exiting the home as the fire began to spread.
All three suspects were taken to hospital by paramedics, treated then released back into police custody.
38-year-old Lyle Malcolm, 37-year-old Manuel Houle and 27-year-old Tyson Racette have been charged with Arson, Possess Weapon while Prohibited, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, Use of Explosives, Point Firearm and other Criminal Code offences.
All three accused were remanded in custody.
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