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Delicate situation in Fort Chipewyan leads to arrest


A 24-year-old man from Fort Chipewyan is under arrest following a search and seizure in Fort Chipewyan RCMP.

RCMP along with Dog Services recovered a firearm and arrested the man without incident.

On Oct. 24, 2019, Fort Chipewyan RCMP responded to a call to a residence in the Allison Bay area of the rural hamlet.

However, the nature of the call prompted police to set up a containment area before conducting a search.

After the search, RCMP arrested and charged the 24-year-old male suspect with unsafe storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and careless use of a firearm.

He also faces another charge of failure to comply with conditions.

Fort Chipewyan RCMP released the man on recognizance and instructed him to appear in court on Dec. 5, 2019.