The Manitoba RCMP says that a man who was at the centre of a large manhunt is now in police custody. 

RCMP say that Wes Wadien was arrested without incident in the RM of Rockwood Wednesday evening. 

There is no longer a threat to public safety. 


The Manitoba RCMP has issued an emergency alert for a man they say is an armed and dangerous suspect and poses an "immediate threat" to people in the Interlake, Selkirk, or Winnipeg areas.

RCMP issued the alert just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening, saying that Wesley Wadien was last seen driving a white Dodge Ram, with the licence plate KRC 820. 

Earlier in the afternoon, the RCMP had advised that Wadien, 38, was wanted for uttering threats and pointing a firearm.

He may be in the Interlake, Selkirk, or Winnipeg area, according to the RCMP.

He is described as five feet seven inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.

Police are warning the public that if they see Wadien not to approach him. If he or his vehicle is spotted you should call 911 immediately.

He was seen in Selkirk at noon, and then around 4 p.m. in the Interlake driving on Highway 17 in the White Dodge Ram.

RCMP Superintendent Rob Lasson spoke with media on the investigation just before 8 p.m. He says the investigation first began on Tuesday afternoon for reports of Wadien pointing a shotgun. The suspect fled from police and was able to evade arrest. RCMP spotted him again on Wednesday afternoon and he once again was able to escape.

Lasson says the suspect has a previous history with police and has a number of warrants for his arrest.

Investigators believe that the suspect may now be on foot. RCMP officers are actively searching for the suspect but Lasson could not say where in order to protect the officer's safety.