After a dangerous and violent Friday night incident, Virden RCMP are now searching for a man who they say is armed with firearms.
Seril Mazawasicuna is a 32-year-old man from Sioux Valley Dakota First Nation and officers say they consider him to be dangerous.
Just after 9 p.m. Friday, RCMP in Virden received a report of an injured person being held against their will by a male on Sioux Valley Dakota First Nation. Investigating officers found the victim inside a home on the First Nation, but the male suspect fled before they arrived.
RCMP have issued a warrant for Mazawasicuna, who is also from Sioux Valley Dakota First Nation about 30 minutes west of Brandon. He is described as six feet one inch tall, 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Mazawasicuna is facing 16 charges, including assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, pointing a firearm, and assault causing bodily harm.
RCMP say Mazawasicuna should not be approached and they believe he is actively evading police.
Anyone with information about the suspects' location is asked to immediately call 911, the Virden RCMP at 204-748-2135, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also send a message to www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.