Stolen firetruck takes police on chase through Winnipeg

Police have stopped a stolen firetruck after a wild chase through Winnipeg Friday.

United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg president Alex Forrest tells Global News the fire truck was stolen from a medical call on Henderson Highway.

He said the truck hit a pedestrian at Henderson Highway and Bronx Avenue before heading downtown with police and firefighters chasing behind.

Police at the scene under the Donald Street Bridge.
Police at the scene under the Donald Street Bridge. Randall Paull/Global News

Darell Claeys was walking on Broadway, near the Fort Garry Hotel, when he saw the truck go by.

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“The horn was going off quite loudly, and as it was coming up past me it had a tire blown out and part of the truck had been hit by something,” he said.

A Global News camera person is at the scene where police had a fire truck stopped on Assiniboine Avenue under the Donald Street Bridge around 1:30 p.m.

The truck appears to be damaged on the front end.

There’s no word on how long the pursuit lasted or if there are any injuries.

Police say one person is in custody and will be releasing more information at a press conference scheduled for 2:15 p.m.

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More to come.

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