Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Arrest ends 12-hour standoff in north end of Winnipeg CBC News

A man wanted in connection with a murder was arrested last month after a 12-hour standoff in Winnipeg’s North End, which began on Monday afternoon and ended on Tuesday morning.

Police were called to a home on Anderson Avenue near Salter Street on Monday around 1:30 p.m. where 23-year-old Alex Arumul Genel was suspected to be inside.

Police said he was considered armed and dangerous, so a large area was cordoned off around the house.

“In the next twelve hours the incident turned into an armed and barricading incident. [and] Various tactical operations were launched to nab the suspect,” police said in a news release.

Around 2:30, officers went into the house and found Janelle hidden and in possession of two firearms.

He was taken into custody and turned over to the Police Service’s Homicide Unit, where he was charged with second-degree murder in the December 9 death of Anthony Sinclair, as well as several firearms offenses.

Sinclair, 35, was on his way to a convenience store in the area of ​​Stella Avenue and McGregor Street when he was shot. He later died in the hospital.

Police say the Thunder Lightning Fontaine is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. (Winnipeg Police Service)

Police are looking for another person wanted in connection with Sinclair’s death.

Thunder Lightning Fontaine, 22, is described as five feet and eight inches tall and weighs 176 pounds. Police said he was also considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call 911, or contact the Homicide Unit at 204-986-6508, or 204-786-TIPS (8477) With Crime Stoppers asked to leave an anonymous tip.

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