A 44 year old man from Sherwood Park, Alberta has been arrested following an incident early Thursday morning that began with a minor collision and ended with a man pointing a rifle and fleeing the scene on foot.
Police located the 44 year old man at approximately 1:20 a.m., December 16, 2016, in the lobby of a hotel on Marquis Drive. He was taken into custody and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine at the time of his arrest. He is now facing one charge of possession of methamphetamine and two counts of pointing a firearm. He will appear before a Justice of the Peace later today.
Two Vehicle Collision Turns Into A Firearm Related Investigation
Police are searching for a suspect after a minor collision early this morning developed in to a "point firearm" investigation. Just before 2:00 AM Thursday morning, police were called to a minor collision on Hwy 7 west of the city. As officers were on the way more information was received indicating that one of the motorists involved had driven away from the collision scene without sharing any information. The second motorist followed and the two vehicles eventually stopped at 22nd Street West and Betts Ave.
Both drivers became involved in an argument at this point, with one of the driver's retrieving a long-barrelled firearm from his vehicle and pointing it at the second driver. The armed suspect then left the area on foot in a southerly direction.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approx. 40 years of age, wearing a black toque, and a black jacket. When last seen he was carrying what is thought to be a .22 caliber rifle. No shots were fired and no one was injured. Damage to both vehicles as a result of the collision was minimal. Police have impounded the vehicle the suspect was driving and the investigation is continuing.
Any one with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300 or Saskatoon Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.