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Estevan Police Service announces charges in connection with February armed standoff

Two charges of assault laid
Estevan Police Presence on Fourth Street 13
The Estevan Police Service has announced charges in connection with an armed standoff in February.

ESTEVAN - The Estevan Police Service has announced two charges of assault against a 62-year-old Estevan man, as a result of an investigation into a nine-hour armed standoff on Feb. 8.

The subject barricaded himself in his residence in 600-block of Fourth Street. Police had been called to a domestic disturbance that morning. 

The Estevan and the Weyburn Police Service's joint tactical support team, as well as crisis negotiators from the EPS and RCMP, were on the scene. Police were seen with their weapons drawn. 

At one point, the EPS delivered a letter to the residence, which was written by the individual's brother. 

The nine-hour armed standoff ended peacefully.

The EPS later said the person was in mental distress and needed help. He was assessed at a hospital in Regina. 

After appearing in court, the subject was released on a number of conditions and will appear in court in April.

No other charges are pending. 

The Mercury will have more details as they become available. 

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