A police dog named Jolt played a key role in the search for a concealed weapon at Dakota Tipi First Nation, the Manitoba RCMP said.
Officers were called to the First Nation around 9:15 p.m. Friday after a report of a gunman outside a business, who had allegedly pointed a sawed-off rifle at another person before taking off.
The RCMP detained a 29-year-old Portage la Prairie man without incident, but the weapon was nowhere to be found.
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A short time later, Jolt and RCMP police dog services located the weapon, which had been hidden on adjacent property.
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The suspect faces charges of pointing a firearm, possessing a prohibited weapon, possessing a weapon dangerous to the public and carrying a concealed weapon, and additional charges are expected, police said.
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