Busy weekend for local police

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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It was a busy weekend for the Prince Albert Police Service.

It was a busy weekend for the Prince Albert Police Service.

Between 5 p.m. on Friday and noon on Sunday police responded to a total of 126 calls.  Officers made 28 arrests on the weekend, 20 for public intoxication.

Friday was the busiest day with 49 separate incidents occurring, including two incidents of note.

At 11:06 a.m., police were called to Victoria Hospital to help subdue a 35-year-old male you became aggressive and then violent. After attempts to calm the man failed he became combative towards police, who subdued him with at Conducted Energy Device (CED) or stun gun.  The man was subdued without injury.

Several officers were assaulted during the altercation, but because the man was suspected of having mental health issues no charges will be laid.  At this time the man has not been released from hospital.

In another incident on Friday at 11:25 p.m., another 35-year-old man wanted for outstanding warrants armed and barricaded himself in his apartment after police came to arrest him.

The Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), as well as the Crisis Negotiation Team were called in after the man threatened to harm himself.

After six hours of negotiation the man was taken into custody.  No injuries were reported.  The suspect is due to appear in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Monday.

Organizations: Victoria Hospital, Special Weapons

Geographic location: Prince Albert Provincial Court

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