Standoff ends peacefully

A 50-year-old man from Louis Creek is in custody and has been charged with breaching his conditions after police were called to his home early Monday morning.

Shortly before 9 a.m., police in Barrier responded to a report of an assault at a residence on the 600 block of Stone Road in Louis Creek.

The suspect had apparently hit a 47-year-old woman and threatened her life. The woman was eventually able to escape from the residence while police surrounded the home.

Due to the circumstances of the incident and the potential danger to both the responding police officers and the public, the Southeast District Emergency Response Team was requested to attend.

An RCMP Crisis Negotiator began communicating with the suspect by telephone and was able to successfully de-escalate the situation.

The man was taken into custody without incident shortly after 10:00 am that morning.

The woman sustained minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

Richard Gerald Potvin remains in custody and has been charged with two counts of Breach of Undertaking. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Potvin could face additional charges pending further investigation.


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