A young Prince Albert male is facing multiple weapons charges after allegedly firing a rifle from the upper floor of a residence on Sunday morning.
Police first responded at 6:35 a.m. to a weapons complaint in the 1100 block of 18th Street West. The complainant indicated that a 16-year-old male resident of her home was firing a rifle from the upper floor.
Upon arrival, police set up a perimeter. The senior officer at the scene engaged the suspect verbally through an open top floor window, and after a few moments was able to convince him to exist the residence unarmed. The suspect was then arrested without incident.
Following the arrest, a search of the residence uncovered several firearms which were promptly seized. It appears several shots were fired, causing damage to the exterior of a nearby residence. No injuries were reported.
The teenage suspect has been charged with several weapons-related offences, as well as mischief endangering human life. He was remanded into custody and was scheduled to make his first appearance in provincial court on Monday, Feb. 4.