Tofield RCMP- Six hour standoff leads to arrest

Six Hour Standoff leads to Arrest

Alberta RCMP

Tofield, Alta.- On Oct. 19, 2022, at approximately 11:40 am Tofield RCMP received a report of a male who discharged a firearm at a property in the area of Kingsway Estates in Beaver County.

Tofield RCMP with assistance from Strathcona RCMP attended the area. Officers maintained containment of the property and evacuated surrounding residences while further resources were deployed including, the Alberta RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT),Police Dog Services (PDS) and Edmonton Police Service (EPS) Air 1.

At approximately 5 pm a 44-year-old male, a resident of the area, was taken into custody. A search of the property resulted in the seizure of a firearm.

Due to the remote location, no other residences required evacuation. EMS and Fire were on stand-by during this incident.

There were no injuries reported as a result of this incident.

This incident is still under investigation.

At 1:20 pm Wednesday, RCMP issued a shelter in place notice for the area of Kingsway Estates. Residents were asked to remain in their homes and  non-residents were requested not to enter.