Standoff In Ile-a-la-Crosse Ends Peacefully

Monday, April 10, 2006 at 13:22



A 44-year-old man from Saskatoon is facing several charges following an armed standoff in Ile-a-la-Crosse over the weekend.


The RCMP say its Emergency Response Team from Regina was called out to the northern village after several shots were fired inside a local residence very early Saturday morning.


RCMP spokesman Sgt. Brian Jones says the standoff began at around 2:30 am, after residents of the home safely exited the house and notified the Mounties.


A 20-year-old woman, who apparently willingly stayed in the residence, surrendered to the authorities at around 1:00 that afternoon.


The man inside the house gave himself up about six hours later.


No one was hurt, but several people in surrounding homes were evacuated as a precaution.


The male suspect will be making a court appearance later this week in Buffalo Narrows.