Driver of stolen fire truck swerved toward people during downtown chase: Winnipeg police

A stolen fire truck swerved toward people as it drove through a downtown Winnipeg park with more than a dozen police vehicles chasing it on Friday afternoon, police say.

The truck weaved through Winnipeg’s East Kildonan neighbourhood to Portage Place Shopping Centre and across the grass at Central Park before it stopped on Assiniboine Avenue underneath the Midtown Bridge.

“The threat was very real here,” Const. Rob Carver said. However, police do not believe it was an act of terrorism, he said.