On Dec. 31, 2022, at approximately 9:47 p.m., Grande Prairie RCMP received a firearms related complaint at a residence in the area of 96 St. and 98 Ave. Grande Prairie.

Grande Prairie RCMP attended the residence and the investigation determined  one individual was inside, armed with a firearm. Grande Prairie RCMP maintained containment of the property while surrounding residences were evacuated and further RCMP resources, Alberta RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Police Dog Services (PDS) were deployed to the location.

At approximately 5:57 a.m. a 34-year-old male resident of Grande Prairie surrendered to police and was taken into custody. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of rifle.

The male is facing several firearms related charges and is currently awaiting a judicial hearing.

No further updates are anticipated