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Three officers shot: two in custody following police standoff

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Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) was involved in a standoff at an apartment building on College Avenue at Charles Street on Saturday, February 10, 2024.

The incident began around 3:00 am. when police received a report that a female was being held captive in an apartment suite. It was reported to police that several people were in the apartment along with firearms.

More than 20 officers were on scene including general patrol, Tactical Support Team and K-9. Emergency medical services, including three ambulances, a fire truck and a medical supervisor were also staged on Main Street throughout the incident.

An officer with a long gun and police tape stands near the corner of College Avenue and Charles Street during a standoff with police on February 10, 2024 (Robb Mitchell | News4.ca)
Officers secure the front door of an apartment building on February 10, 2024 (News4.ca)
Police positioned themselves on a second-floor fire escape during a standoff on College Avenue (News4.ca)
Multiple police vehicles, including an armoured vehicle, surround an apartment building during a standoff on February 10, 2024 (News4.ca)

Tactical Support Team members were able to safely remove several occupants in the suite, including the woman who had been held against her will. The other occupants refused to exit.

Police set up their Critical Incident Command and crisis negotiators were brought in.

During the standoff, one of the suspects discharged a firearm at police striking three officers. The injuries to the officers were non-life-threatening, according to police.

Two male suspects in their 40s were taken into custody

At least one of the suspects was taken to hospital following his arrest.

Members of both the Major Crimes and Homicide Units are continuing to investigate.

Police say more information will be provided as it becomes available.

© 2024 News4.ca

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