Sagkeeng First Nation man charged in hours-long standoff with RCMP

A man from Sagkeeng First Nation has been charged after an hours-long standoff with police.

Powerview RCMP were called around 9 p.m. April 23 to a home in the community where a man, believed to be under the influence of drugs, was reportedly being violent towards others in the home.

Police say officers used a conducted energy weapon (CEW) on the man after he charged at them with an edged weapon, but it didn’t have an effect on the man, who then locked himself in a bathroom.

After several hours of negotiations, police say officers broke down the bathroom door and again used a CEW as well as pepper spray to help take the man into custody.

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