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Charges announced after standoff in Estevan

Charges announced after brief armed standoff on Friday.
Estevan police building An Estevan Police cruiser in front of the detachment

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Police Service has announced the charges that will be laid against a man who was arrested as a result of an armed standoff that occurred in Estevan on Friday.

In a press-release issued Monday afternoon, Estevan Deputy Chief Murray Cowan said a 27-year-old man will be charged with taking a hostage, three counts of uttering threats to cause death, resisting arrest, mischief, and failing to comply with the conditions of a release order, all under the Criminal Code.

The name of the individual will not be released at this time, pending their first court appearance on these charges.

On Aug. 5 at about 10:30 a.m., EPS was alerted to a residence in the 1,300 block of 8th Street. The situation developed into an armed standoff with a barricaded person and a potential hostage. 

The Weyburn and Estevan's Joint Tactical Support Team (JTST), along with crisis negotiators and extra patrol members, were called in for support. Following a brief period of negotiations with the suspect, he gave himself up without further incident. 

An elderly subject, known to the suspect, was in the residence and was unharmed.

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