The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) has arrested two men in their 20s after they were found with firearms and explosives. 

The Winnipeg Police Service’s Organized Crime Division has been involved in an investigation of two people in possession of firearms and large quantities of explosive substances. Investigators became aware of a previous explosive incident that happened in Headingley.

During the investigation, it became apparent the same individuals were planning on detonating another explosive device.

Multiple agencies got involved including the RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST). Together they investigated two locations, one in Headingly and the other in West Winnipeg. 

On May 2 two individuals were arrested after warrants were executed. Twenty-four-year-old Evan Luke Reimer and another 23-year-old male. 

Reimer has been charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of Firearm x 3
  • Unlawful Possession of Explosives
  • Theft Under $5000

The 23-year-old is facing firearm-related offences and has been released on an Undertaking.

Investigators are still doing interviews at this time. The WPS released this information to ensure public safety is their top priority. 

The WPS will provide additional information at a later time as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Winnipeg Police Service at (204) 986-7003 or anonymously at Crime Stoppers 204-786-TIPS or