Airdrie, Alberta – On Feb. 27, 2023, at approximately 9:43 a.m., Airdrie RCMP responded to a suspicious person complaint on Summerfield Road in Airdrie. Upon arrival at the residence, it was determined that it was a break and enter in progress and the suspect was still inside the residence. Officers called out to the suspect, telling him that he was under arrest. The suspect then opened a window and exited the residence. He ran at officers and bear sprayed two of them, at which time officers noticed he was holding an edged weapon in his other hand. Officers utilized the conducted energy weapon (taser), and were able to take the suspect into custody.
The two officers received minor injuries as a result of the incident.
A 16-year-old youth, a resident of Airdrie, has been charged with the following offences:
Break and enter and theft
Assault a Peace Officer with a weapon (x2)
Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
Disguised with intent to commit and offence
After a Judicial Interim Release Hearing, the youth was released on no cash bail with conditions, and will be appearing in Airdrie Provincial Court this month.
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