Police charter aircraft to arrest Sambaa K’e man over gun threat


A man from Sambaa K’e has been arrested after reportedly threatening a woman while brandishing a gun on Wednesday evening.

The Dehcho community has no road access for most of the year. In a news release, police said they had chartered an aircraft to fly officers and a police dog unit from nearby Fort Simpson.

“At approximately 3:30am on October 20, the male was located at another residence in the community and arrested without incident. The firearm was not recovered,” RCMP stated.

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The man, 43, is in custody. He was not publicly identified by police.

RCMP said charges pending include uttering threats, possession of a firearm for a danger purposes, and possession of a firearm without a licence.