Police Arrest Subject Following Brief Standoff

Police were alerted to a residence in the 1300 block of 8th Street around 1030 hours this morning which lead to an armed standoff with a barricaded person and a potential hostage.  The Weyburn and Estevan’s Joint Tactical Support Team (JTST) along with Crisis Negotiators and extra patrol members were called in for support.  Following a brief period of negotiations with the suspect, he gave himself up without further incident.  An elderly subject, known to the suspect, was in the residence and was unharmed.  The suspect remains in custody and the investigation into the matter remains ongoing.  There is no risk to public safety at this time.  Further details will be released as they become available.

D/Chief M. COWAN