Prince Albert, Saskatchewan – Just after 10 p.m., August 21, 2017, officers overheard a disturbance outside of the Prince Albert Police Service. Officers attended to the west side of the Police Service headquarters to a parking lot outside to investigate as they continued to hear male voices yelling. As officers approached three unknown males, one of the males ran towards police and stated “he has a knife.”
Officers approached the two unknown male suspects. One male fled on foot and officers chased after him. While running after the suspect, officers observed him throw an object which officers believed to be a knife while running from police. Officers caught the suspect and placed him into custody.
While still handcuffing the first suspect, the second suspect began advancing on foot towards police, ignoring commands to stop and get on the ground. Police withdrew their Conducted Energy Device (CED) due to officer safety concerns as the second suspect continued to ignore police verbal commands to stop and get on the ground. The CED device was not deployed.
The second suspect eventually complied with officer commands and was taken into custody without further incident.
Police Service Dog K9 Daxa attended with K9 Officer Constable Bighetty to search the area where the suspect discarded the potential weapon. Police located a black hand gun style BB Gun, which was confirmed to be the object that was thrown by the suspect.
A 17-year-old male from Prince Albert is charged with Assault, Assaulting a Police Officer, Resist Arrest, Obstructing a Police Officer and Breach of Court Order (Info # 991023097).
A 14-year-old male from Prince Albert is charged with Assault, Uttering Threats, Possession of a Weapon Dangerous to the Public, Resist Arrest and Breach of Court Order (Info # 991023096).
Both youth will appear in Prince Albert Provincial Court today.
Prince Albert Police Service