RCMP Manitoba

Police in Canada find suspect stuck in underground tunnel

Talk about a sticky situation; a man fleeing police found himself wedged inside a drainage tunnel underneath a home in Manitoba.

Portage la Prairie RCMP received a call just after 8:30 a.m. on October 11 about an adult male who had entered a residence and was threatening the occupants, according to a report.

The suspect fled before police could arrive.

Fortunately, the homeowner pointed the police in the right direction, and officers chased the suspect west through a field and to a home on Baker Avenue.

Police ultimately discovered the 25-year-old male suspect stuck in an underground sump tunnel that he dove into head-first to evade arrest.

The suspect falsely claimed to have a weapon, so the RCMP Emergency Response Team was called.

When it was determined by ERT that the suspect was not armed, officers extricated the suspect from the tunnel and brought him into custody. He now faces charges of breaking and entering, uttering threats, and resisting arrest.

The 25-year-old suspect is also facing an assault charge for the previous incident.

Word to the wise: it may be spooky season, but leave crawling through underground tunnels to Pennywise, eh?

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