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Monday, 12 November 2012 06:18

Swift Current man arrested in Unity, Sask.

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A man from Swift Current was taken into custody in Unity after an incident Nov. 8, but has since been released.

Unity RCMP responded to a report of an armed suicidal male in the early morning hours of Nov. 8.  

Unity members located the male in a rural area North of the town of Wilkie. The 25-year-old male was found to be intoxicated and armed with a loaded rifle. Unity RCMP members negotiated with the male for approximately an hour before he relinquished his firearm and was taken into custody without incident.
The 25 year old male from Swift Current appeared in Provincial Court in North Battleford on Nov. 9 facing charges of Careless Use of a Firearm, Possession of a Weapon for a Purpose Dangerous to the Public, Unauthorized possession of a Firearm, as well as Impaired Care and Control of a Motor Vehicle and Exceeding .08. The male was released from custody to appear in Provincial Court in Unity on Nov. 20.

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