Thompson resident arrested for carrying air pistol

The Thompson RCMP arrested a 28 year-old man Aug. 6 after he pulled what looked like a handgun out of his pants and showed it to another person near McMunn and Yates on Sation Road.

Officers were dispatched to the scene around 2:38 p.m. after receiving a weapons compliant and eventually caught up with the suspect at Fas Gas.

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There, police discovered that the suspect was only carrying an air pistol that resembled a handgun.

However, he was still arrested for multiple weapons offences, including carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to a public place and using an imitation firearm.

The suspect was remanded into custody on Aug. 7.

Thompson RCMP are still looking to speak with someone who  witnessed this activity near McMunn and Yates. Anyone with information is asked to contact Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

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