Winnipeg police say drugs may have factored into morning of mayhem

Winnipeg police said drug use may have been a factor in a chaotic series of events Tuesday that ended with a man from St. Jean Baptiste behind bars.The apparently random rampage began around 6:05 a.m. near Notre Dame Avenue and Winnipeg Avenue West, when the suspect approached a man unprovoked and knocked the man’s coffee over his face and torso, police said.The suspect then moved on to a nearby restaurant, jumped the counter and demanded to use a phone.Story continues belowStaff tried to flee, but the suspect allegedly grabbed a…

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Victims traumatized after having gun pointed at them

January 10 2019 12:18pm Winnipeg police Cst. Tammy Skrabek said two victims involved in a crime spree Wednesday were not injured, but were certainly traumatized. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback…

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Teen boys in Thompson, Carman, Beausejour schools busted for online threats

Manitoba RCMP are investigating a series of online threats aimed at students in three Manitoba communities.Students at R.D. Parker Collegiate in Thompson, Carman Collegiate, and Ecole Edward Schreyer School in Beausejour were all arrested Tuesday.All three suspects are boys between the ages of 13 and 17. Charges are pending.READ MORE: Hold-and-secure lifted after text message threat to Lord Selkirk schoolsYesterday, #rcmpmb investigated 3 separate/unrelated reports of online threats made towards schools in Thompson, Carman & Beausejour. Charges pending today against a 17yo, 15yo & 13yo. More info: https://t.co/mbUnLI0VQ9— RCMP Manitoba…

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Great-West Life reopens Thursday after threat

Staff at Great-West Life’s Winnipeg locations are back to work Thursday morning.Several of the insurance company’s local offices – including the iconic buildings on Osborne Street – were closed Wednesday after a threat was made Tuesday night.READ MORE: Great-West Life locations close in Winnipeg due to threatThousands of employees at offices on Osborne, St. Mary Avenue and Broadway were told to stay home while police investigated.WATCH: Lord Selkirk School Division closed for the day Monday as police investigate online threats

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Winnipeg man arrested after making threats, bringing gun into youth centre

A Winnipeg man is in custody after making threats and bringing a loaded gun into a youth resource centre on Friday night, according to police.Police received a report of a man walking in the 400 block of Selkirk Avenue with a firearm and making threatening comments around 9:20 p.m. A short time later, police said a second call came in, reporting the man was now inside a youth resource centre asking to use a phone.READ MORE: Winnipeg police follow footprints in snow to bust two in large in cigarette heistOfficers,…

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