Stolen fire truck chased through downtown Winnipeg by dozen police vehicles | CBC News


A person is in custody after a Winnipeg fire truck was stolen, then pursued by more than a dozen police vehicles Friday afternoon.

Police say it’s too soon to tell whether anyone was injured

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Winnipeg police block the fire truck that was allegedly stolen on Friday. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

A stolen fire truck was chased by more than a dozen police vehicles in downtown Winnipeg on Friday afternoon.

One person is in custody and police are holding a news conference near where the truck stopped under the Midtown Bridge.

Nicole Ryan was driving down Vaughan when she saw a fire truck with a lot of damage to its front end going the wrong way.

“It had its lights on coming the wrong direction down the one way, so obviously I stopped and pulled over, put my hazards on and just waited,” she said.

“I got this feeling that something was not right.”

Watch the stolen fire truck drive by Eric Curt Peters’ apartment building:

There were no firefighters in the back seat, which was strange, she said.

The damaged fire truck is on Assiniboine Avenue underneath the Midtown Bridge, boxed in by police vehicles.

Police said at least 14 vehicles pursued the stolen truck, including the tactical support unit.

A person is in custody, but no charges have been laid.

Police vehicles surround the truck, which was chased early Friday afternoon. (Tyson Koschik/CBC)

Police say it’s too soon to say if anyone was hurt in the chase.

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