A 31-year-old man has been charged with forcible confinement, uttering threats and assault with a weapon after a standoff with St. Paul RCMP overnight.
At 7 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to a home in Saddle Lake Cree Nation to reports a man was armed and barricaded inside.
Once on scene, Mounties realized a woman was inside with the man, but the man refused to leave.
The RCMP brought in more supports, including a police helicopter and canines, and shut down Highway 36.
Police kept in contact with the pair – who knew each other – until 11 p.m., when the woman left the home unharmed. It wasn’t until 7 a.m. Monday that RCMP went inside and arrested the man without incident.
Two guns and ammunition were seized from the residence.
The emergency alert was lifted at around 8:45 a.m. Monday.
Stacey Kyle Cardinal, 31, from Saddle Lake has been charged with 17 offences, including pointing a firearm, careless use of a firearm, failing to comply with court conditions and resisting arrest.
He was taken into custody after a hearing and is scheduled to appear in court via CCTV March 2.
St. Paul is 195 kilometres east of Edmonton.
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