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A youth from the RM of Springfield was arrested following a high-risk takedown Saturday evening.

On Saturday at 9 pm, Oakbank RCMP officers were conducting a patrol at the Chicken Daze festival in the community when they received information indicating a youth was walking around the festival site with a firearm.

Officers located the 16-year-old male and conducted the takedown.

The suspect was arrested and during the search, officers located a replica handgun concealed in the youth's clothing. It was determined to be an airsoft pistol.

The youth was transported to the Oakbank detachment, where he was remanded into custody on charges of Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and several counts of Failing to Comply with court-imposed conditions.

The youth had also been reported missing from Winnipeg.

Oakbank RCMP continue to investigate.

 

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