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Police respond after truck drives up front steps of Manitoba Legislature – Winnipeg


Numerous police officers are on scene of the Manitoba Legislature, after a truck drove up the steps around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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The vehicle was a black Dodge pickup truck with a dirt bike in the back, and was close to the top of the front steps of the building.

The truck was removed from the steps just before 8 p.m.

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A witness tells Global News they heard tires screeching and yelling from a man and a woman inside the truck.

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“Someone was yelling that they found more children, that Ontario was falling, and that there was bodies,” witness Shawna Peloquin told Global News. “Then we heard the truck driving really fast.”

“Then we saw the police showing up immediately, immediately actually, and arresting the man and we saw him drive away in a police car and there was an ambulance, firefighter and there was another woman with him.”

Peloquin says she saw the woman get arrested as well.

A provincial spokesperson says the vehicle was driving erratically before breaching the security barrier on Broadway Avenue and then driving into the Legislature grounds and up onto the front steps of the building. An officer on site reported the incident and multiple police units responded.

The spokesperson says the driver was secured and taken to hospital. No bystanders were injured in the incident.

Global News has reached out to the Winnipeg Police Service for comment.

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