Arrest made

At approximately 5:20 p.m. on Oct. 2, the Crowsnest Pass RCMP were dispatched to an assault at a residence located in the town of Lundbreck, Alta. It was reported that a male suspect assaulted another male, fled the scene and then barricaded himself in another house, potentially with a firearm.

Members from Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek and Piikani detachments set up containment awaiting the arrival of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Police Dog Service (PDS). After negotiations with the suspect failed, access was gained into the residence by ERT at which time the suspect fled. He was apprehended a short distance away by PDS.

Shaine William Smith (29 yrs) of Lundbreck, Alta has been charged with 6 criminal code offences, including:

•Aggravated assault 

•Assault with a weapon

•Possession of a controlled substance

•Resist / Obstruct a peace officer

•Possession of stolen property

•Possession of break in instruments

The victim suffered serious but non life threatening injuries.

Shaine Smith has been remanded into custody and will be appearing in Pincher Creek Provincial Court on Oct. 6, 2020.

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