Police chase cyclist, seize gun in north Winnipeg

A 36-year-old Winnipeg man is in custody after leading police on a brief chase near Magnus Avenue and Powers Street on Sunday night.

Police said they spotted the man breaking traffic rules on a bicycle, and when they tried to stop him, he dumped the backpack he was wearing and took off on the bike.

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Officers caught up to him, recovered the backpack, and seized a loaded .22 caliber revolver and ammunition.

The man has been charged with possessing a prohibited or restricted firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and carrying a concealed weapon. He was also the subject of two outstanding warrants.

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