Suspect gets stuck in tunnel trying to evade Manitoba RCMP

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — A man trying to evade police in Manitoba had to be rescued after he became trapped in a tunnel at the bottom of a pit.

RCMP say officers were called to reports that a man had broken into a home in Portage la Prairie on Sunday and threatened the people inside.

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Police say the man was able to run away and was spotted in a nearby field.

The investigation brought officers to another home in the city, where they found a sump pit outside.

The man’s two legs were poking out of a tunnel at the bottom of the pit.

Mounties were able to get the 25-year-old free and he was taken into custody.

He faces multiple charges, including break and enter, assault and resisting arrest.

© Virden Empire-Advance

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