Lethbridge man charged following early morning standoff with police

Lethbridge Police have charged a 41-year-old male following an incident where the Critical Incident Response Team was called out overnight.

On Nov. 12, 2019 police responded to a report that a male was breaching conditions of a no contact order stemming from a previous charge of criminal harassment. Following further investigation, late Tuesday night police located the male at a residence along the 600 block of 4 Street South. The male refused to comply with police directions, slammed the door on the officers and barricaded himself inside to evade arrest. Members of the Critical Incident Response Team were subsequently deployed. Just before 5 a.m. the male exited the home and attempted to run from the officers on scene. Police Service Dog Myke was deployed and apprehended the subject. During a search incidental to arrest a knife was seized. The male was transported to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening dog bite injuries and later released into police custody.

Kris Allyn Peterson, 41, is charged with breach of an undertaking and resisting a peace officer. Peterson is currently in custody awaiting a Judicial Interim Release hearing.