Updated – 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


August 8, 2022

A 27 year old male, arrested as a result of this incident will be charged with the following offences;

  1.  Taking of a Hostage – Sec 279.1 CC
  2. Three counts of Uttering Threats to Cause Death – Sec 264.1 CC
  3. Resist Arrest – Sec 129 CC
  4. Mischief – Sec 430(1) CC
  5. Failing to Comply With the Conditions of a Release Order – 145(5) CC                     The name of the individual will not be released at this time, pending their first court appearance.