Powerview RCMP arrest barricaded suspect

Powerview, Manitoba – On April 23, 2020, at 9:00 pm, Powerview RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on Sagkeeng First Nation. Officers were told that a male, who was believed to be under the influence of drugs, was being violent towards people at the home.

When officers arrived, the suspect charged at them with an edged weapon. A conducted energy weapon(CEW), was deployed, however it did not have an effect on the suspect, and he barricaded himself inside a bathroom in the home.

After several hours of unsuccessful negotiations, RCMP breached the door, deployed a CEW and pepper spray, and arrested the male. A homemade bayonette/imitation firearm was seized.

CEW Deployment
File Photo – CEW Deployment

Thomas Hall, 34, from Sagkeeng First Nation has been charged with;

Assault with a Weapon on a Police Officer x4

Pointing a Firearm

Possession of a Firearm while Prohibited

Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Using a Firearm in the commission of an offence

Mischief

Fail to Comply x3

Uttering Threats

Resisting Arrest

He was remanded into custody and appeared in court today.

RCMP continue to investigate.

Powerview RCMP



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