January 15th, 2021

Man charged after pointing guns at police


By Herald on December 30, 2020.

Lethbridge Police Service photo - Weapons seized after an incident where police say a man pointed two guns at officers Wednesday.

Lethbridge Herald

An incident where police say they were confronted by a man who pointed two guns at officers Wednesday has been resolved without injury.

Lethbridge police officers say they were responding to a disturbance in a home on the city’s westside and were speaking with home occupants on scene to determine what assistance they could be when a male subject appeared out of a room in very close proximity them.  They say the subject was armed with two black pistols and pointed them at the officers, who in turn were able to quickly disarm the man and take him into custody without injury to anyone involved. A social media post on a Lethbridge police account indicated the weapons involved were determined to be pellet guns.

Trent Brandon Oka has been charged with assaulting a peace officer with a weapon, pointing a firearm, use imitation firearm in committing an offence, possess weapon dangerous to public, and two counts of assault.  Oka was released after a Judicial Interim Release Hearing with a court date of Jan. 29, 2021.

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