At approximately 5:40 Sunday afternoon the RCMP received a report of a man inside an apartment with a firearm and not letting a female and infant leave. Officers quickly surrounded the residence and were joined by officers from surrounding communities on a minus 44 degree afternoon. A hostage negotiator was on scene to attempt to make contact with the 19 year old suspect.
The suspect was arrested when he left the apartment and then tried to re-enter. The RCMP report the suspect assaulted one of the arresting officers causing a minor injury. The female and infant were not injured.
The man faces numerous charges including use of a firearm in taking a hostage, unlawful confinement, assaulting a peace officer and several firearm related charges. The suspect remains in custody.