On Jan. 22, 2022, at approximately 2:10 a.m., Elk Point RCMP were dispatched to a report of a male that had assaulted three people at a residence in Fishing Lake Metis Settlement. The victims attempted to leave in a vehicle but got stuck a short distance away. The male is alleged to have then intimidated the victims while holding a firearm before walking off into a wooded area.
Elk Point RCMP and Cold Lake RCMP attended the location, brought the victims to safety and set up containment of the area.
The male was located within the residence by responding officers. With assistance from the RCMP Police Dog Services and the RCMP Emergency Response Team, he was safely taken into custody on Jan. 22, 2022 shortly before 8 a.m.
A 31-year-old male of Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, Alta. has been charged with the following:
- Assault with a weapon
- Assault (x2)
- Utter threats
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Fail to comply with a release order (x2)
He remains in custody following judicial hearings; however, matters have been adjourned respecting his release. He is next scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on Feb. 17, 2022.
As these matters are now before the court, no further information can be provided.