October 25th, 2020

Lundbreck man charged after police standoff


By Lethbridge Herald on October 7, 2020.

LETHBRIDGE HERALD — CROWSNEST PASS

A man from Lundbreck is facing several charges following an alleged assault and standoff with police on Friday.

At approximately 5:20 p.m. on Friday, the Crowsnest Pass RCMP were dispatched to an assault at a residence in Lundbreck. It was reported that a male suspect assaulted another male, fled the scene and then barricaded himself in another house, potentially with a firearm.

Members from Crowsnest Pass, Pincher Creek and Piikani RCMP detachments set up containment awaiting the arrival of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Police Dog Service (PDS), Pass RCMP said in a news release. After negotiations with the suspect failed, access was gained into the residence by ERT at which time the suspect fled. He was apprehended a short distance away by PDS.

Shaine William Smith, 29, of Lundbreck has been charged with six Criminal Code offences, including: aggravated assault; assault with a weapon; possession of a controlled substance; resist/obstruct a peace officer; possession of stolen property; and possession of break-in instruments.

The victim suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Smith has been remanded into custody and will be appearing in Pincher Creek provincial court today.

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