Wood Buffalo RCMP provide details on Millennium Drive incident; “tear gas was deployed”

Fort McMurray, Alberta – On Dec. 4, 2020 at approximately 10:40 a.m., Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to an alleged report of assault with weapon and mischief at a residence on Millennium Drive, in the Timberlea area of Fort McMurray. The complainants were able to exit the residence unharmed. Wood Buffalo RCMP set up containment and attempted contact with the adult male suspect.

Alberta RCMP Emergency Response Team attended from Edmonton to assist in deescalating the situation. After tear gas was deployed, the male suspect, identified as Allan Geoffrey Libertino (39-years-old), exited the residence and was arrested by police without incident.

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Allan Geoffrey Libertino, of Fort McMurray is facing charges for assault with a weapon and two counts of mischief.

On Dec. 7, Allan Libertino was remanded in police custody. Libertino has since been transported to the Edmonton Remand Centre and is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing on Dec. 9, at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort McMurray Provincial Courthouse.

Wood Buffalo RCMP express gratitude for the support of the community during this incident.


Dec. 5, 2020

Wood Buffalo RCMP clear scene of incident – Millennium Drive – Update 1

Fort McMurray – The RCMP Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services and Wood Buffalo RCMP have cleared the scene on Millennium Drive.

One individual is in custody. Charges have not been laid before the courts at this time. No further details are available.

The Wood Buffalo RCMP would like to thank the members of the community for their cooperation and patience during this incident.


Dec. 4, 2020

Wood Buffalo RCMP on scene of incident – Millennium Drive

Fort McMurray – At approximately 10:40 a.m. Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a complaint on Millennium Drive. There remains a heavy police presence in the Millennium Drive area of Fort McMurray. Both Wood Buffalo RCMP and Police Dog Services are on scene.

The public is asked to stay away from the area. There is no threat to the general public at this time.

An update will be provided when available and the public/media are thanked for the cooperation in avoiding the area.

Wood Buffalo RCMP

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