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UPDATE: Suspect charged in the case of gun incident in Selkirk Hotel

After an examination of the long barrel pellet gun, it was determined it was indeed classified as a firearm and that charges against the accused would apply.
Firearm, a long barrel pellet gun.

A suspect was arrested on Monday after pointing a gun out the window of a hotel. Roy Ryan Hourie, 32, from Selkirk has been remanded into custody to appear in Winnipeg court tomorrow, March 29.

The incident unfolded on Monday morning, March 27, at approximately 10:10 a.m. when Selkirk RCMP received a report of a male leaning out a window of the Lord Selkirk Hotel in Selkirk with a long gun.

Officers attended immediately and contained the area, blocking streets, clearing the hotel, and having adjacent businesses hold and secure. The RCMP also put out a public notice to avoid the area. As what appeared to be a serious gun incident during the morning of March 27, RCMP advised the public to stay clear of the area near the Lord Selkirk Hotel, on Manitoba Street and Eveline Street in Selkirk.

The suspect made his way to the roof of the building. Officers were able to make contact with him and the incident resolved peacefully. The 32-year-old man, came down from the roof and was arrested without incident. A search of his room at the hotel resulted in officers seizing a long barrel pellet gun.

RCMP Police Dog Services assisted with the incident. Nobody was physically injured.

Air guns of a certain muzzle velocity and energy are firearms for purposes of both the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code. The confiscated long gun was examined and met the criteria.

On March 28, Hourie is charged with Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Weapons Possession contrary to Order x2 and Common Nuisance.

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