Media Release - Weapons Complaint and Pursuit

Media Release - Weapons Complaint and Pursuit

Media Release – Weapons Complaint and Pursuit

File 2023-5689

At approximately 11:45 p.m. Thursday, police responded to the Unit Block of 28th Street East for a report that a man and woman had been threatened by two suspects with firearms. The suspects reportedly blocked their vehicle in a parking lot and pointed firearms at the man and woman before fleeing eastbound on 28th Street.

Approximately 10 minutes later, police located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle and attempted a traffic stop in the 500 Block of 13th Street East. However, the driver ignored police warnings to stop and drove away at a high rate of speed heading north, away from the city.

Due to the serious nature of this incident and the report of threats involving firearms, police pursued the vehicle outside the city. During this time, at least one gunshot was fired at police.

Along Highway 693, the lone occupant of the vehicle was safely taken into custody at the scene.

Upon further investigation, police located live and spent rounds of ammunition and a long-barrelled rifle. Further investigation revealed a sawed-off rifle in a ditch close by.

The vehicle had been reported stolen from the 400 Block of 15th Street East early Tuesday morning. (File 2023-5389)

Members with the Prince Albert Police Service’s Canine and Forensic Identification Section, along with RCMP assisted with this investigation. A 21-year-old man is facing numerous charges in connection with this incident and remains in custody. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Tuesday. [Information 991223271]

Police continue to investigate.

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