Barrhead, Alberta – On May 7, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Barrhead RCMP began investigating an uttering threats complaint in rural Barrhead. The investigation revealed that a lone male suspect was armed with a long barreled firearm and had secured himself in his residence.
RCMP members from Barrhead and Westlock Detachments contained the property and requested assistance of the Edmonton Emergency Response Team (ERT). A search warrant was obtained and the Emergency Response Team made entry to the residence and arrested an adult male without incident. Three firearms were secured from the residence.
An adult male suspect is currently in custody and charges are pending. The male’s name cannot be released at this time. There is no risk to the public.
Barrhead RCMP are requesting anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at 780-674-4848 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).