A sign welcomes visitors to Tuktoyatuk. Luisa Esteban/Cabin Radio
Tuktoyaktuk RCMP say they were able to safely diffuse an incident involving a firearm in the hamlet.
RCMP were dispatched the morning of June 18 after receiving a call describing an intoxicated male with a firearm outside a residence.
On arrival, police say the man pointed a loaded rifle at them and fired a single shot into the air, but were able to negotiate with him and took the man into custody.
“The quick response, patience, and de-escalation techniques used by the responding RCMP members allowed the situation to be resolved peacefully with no reported injuries,” an RCMP press release stated.
Later that day, a search warrant was executed and nine improperly stored firearms were seized.
The man has since been released from custody but is facing several charges.
Just weeks ago, a similar incident was reported in Ulukhaktok.