Crop duster airplane shot up over Manitoba city

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, Last Updated: 1:42 PM ET

A 51-year-old man has been charged with endangering an aircraft after firing his rifle at a crop duster.

Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to a report of shots being fired Wednesday at an airplane that was spraying a field near Fortier. The plane had damage to its side and bottom. No injuries were reported in this incident.

Police searched a home and the outbuildings in the Rural Municipality of Portage and found a firearm and ammunition.

Luc Arnal has been charged with discharging a firearm, mischief over $5,000, pointing a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and endangering an aircraft.

Police continue to investigate.


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