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At about 8:50 a.m., police were called about a break-in in progress in the 400 block of Portage Avenue.
Security guards told police they saw two suspects break into the business. The burglars caused damage inside the building, then tried to remove liquor from the restaurant. One of the burglars fled. The other stayed and armed himself with a fire extinguisher. He discharged the contents of the extinguisher at security officers, “while motioning to use the canister in a threatening manner,” a Winnipeg police news release said.
When police arrived, the remaining burglar armed himself with a corrosive cleaning fluid and splashed it towards the security guards. A police officer was injured. The young man was taken into custody and placed under arrest.
At about 10:30 a.m. Sunday, police arrested a second suspect in the area of Ellice Avenue and Smith Street.
Two boys, ages 15 and 16, face several charges including break and enter, assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Police are still investigating.