Powerview RCMP arrest barricaded suspect

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.

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.

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