Witnesses describe seeing stolen fire truck being driven around Winnipeg; one person in custody

WINNIPEG — A person was taken into custody in connection with the theft of a fire truck Friday afternoon, a spokesperson for police said.

At this point police have few details to provide, saying the theft was initially reported in the area of Henderson Highway and Bronx Avenue.

They said the person was taken into custody just before 12:50 near Assinboine Avenue and Carlton Street.

A fire truck with front-end damage can be seen on Assiniboine, under the Midtown Bridge.

Police have shut down the street between Hargrave and Donald in both directions.

CTV News has reached out to the City of Winnipeg for more details.

Witnesses have been describing what they saw on Twitter:

This is a developing story. More details to come.