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Winnipeg Police Respond to Canada-Wide Immigration Warrant

Winnipeg Police Respond to Canada-Wide Immigration Warrant.
Winnipeg Police Make Immigration Arrest

By: Staff Writer I Winnipeg Tribune

Winnipeg, January 12, 2024 - Yesterday just before 6 PM the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) was called to a residence in the 500 block of William Newton Avenue in response to a male individual wanted on a Canada-Wide Immigration Warrant. The response to the call lead to a dramatic standoff, a daring escape attempt, and the involvement of the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU).

Upon arrival at the residence, Winnipeg Police sought to apprehend the male subject in question. They were granted permission to enter the premises, where they discovered the individual attempting to evade capture by barricading himself in a bedroom, using his body to secure the door. In an effort to gain access to the room, officers deployed Oleoresin Capsicum (O.C. spray).

Despite the use of O.C. spray, the subject male managed to evade officers by diving out of a second-story window in a bid to escape. Once on the ground, officers on the scene observed him hiding within deep snow, and as the police approached, he fled on foot.

During the ensuing foot pursuit, the subject male appeared to reach into his waistband, prompting officers to deploy a Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) in an attempt to subdue him. However, the CEW's connection was ineffective, allowing the male to continue his escape.

Ultimately, the subject was located in the 500 block of Riverton Avenue, where he resisted arrest. Police were forced to use force to take him into custody. Following the apprehension, he was transported to the hospital by ambulance in stable condition and admitted for medical treatment.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) assumed custody of the individual based on the the immigration warrant. Subsequently, the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU) was notified due to the nature of the male's injuries and has now taken responsibility for the ongoing investigation.

In light of this development, all follow-up inquiries regarding this incident should be directed to the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba (IIU). The IIU is an independent civilian agency responsible for investigating incidents involving the police that result in serious injury or death. They will conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the circumstances surrounding this case.


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