Volatile weapons situation near Grande Prairie ends peacefully
Published Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:41PM MDT Last Updated Wednesday, April 1, 2015 1:48AM MDT
RCMP officers responded to a weapons complaint near the Halliburton facility in Clairmont, Alberta late Tuesday night. Photo: William Vavrek
Grande Prairie RCMP have arrested a 58-year-old man following a weapons complaint in Clairmont, Alberta (just north of Grande Prairie).
Officers responded to a building near the Halliburton oilfield services facility in Clairmont at approximately 7:50 Tuesday night after receiving reports of a lone person firing several rounds in the area.
RCMP dispatched all available resources to contain and secure the area around the site while officers attempted to locate the suspect shooter.
The unidentified Grande Prairie man took refuge in a building, holding police at bay for several hours.
Some time around 11:45 p.m., police were able to negotiate a peaceful end to the situation and the suspect was taken into custody.
The arrest was made without incident and not shots were fired by officers.
Charges relating to the incident are pending.