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Charges laid in Makwa Sahgaiehcan standoff PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dean Bear   
Thursday, 18 May 2017 16:45

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Loon Lake RCMP have formally charged a man after a standoff with police last Friday on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation.

27-⁠year-⁠old Corey Meesto of Loon Lake faces numerous charges including assault of a police officer with a weapon, unlawfully possessing a firearm, resisting arrest, carrying a weapon dangerous to the public and being unlawful in a dwelling.

The charges stem from an incident on the First Nation last week when an armed man unlawfully entered a home in the community with people in the house and was holed up for a number of hours.

Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation School and Ernie Studer School had to enact their hold and secure procedures due to their proximity to the incident.

An adult male was taken into custody later in the evening.

Meesto has been remanded in custody and will appear by closed circuit video in Loon Lake Court on Thursday, May 25th.