WINNIPEG - Foot Patrol Officers seized this loaded Ruger Mini-14 .223 rifle last night in downtown Winnipeg.
They were talking to a man who was caught trying to consume narcotics with a glass pipe when they noticed the weapon in his open backpack.
He was arrested and they also found a folding five inch knife.
28 year old Phung Minh Nguyen faces a variety of charges.
He remains in custody.