Lethbridge Police have charged a 46-year-old man with numerous firearms and weapons offences following a four-hour standoff with police over the weekend.
On November 26, 2017 police responded to a report that a male at a home along the 1100 block of 43 Avenue North was in possession of firearms and was uttering threats to harm anyone who attended the residence – including police. Members of the Critical Incident Response Team responded and secured the scene. Police made contact with the subject and following a four-hour stand off he was taken into custody after CS gas was deployed to force him out of the home. Police subsequently obtained a search warrant and seized 11 firearms – two of them loaded – four prohibited magazines and rounds of ammunition.
Jaysun George Sinclair, 46, is charged with:
Use Of Firearm While Committing Offence
Possession of an Offensive Weapon Dangerous To the Public
Careless/Use Storage Of Firearm x 2
Unauthorized Possession Prohibited/Restricted Weapon x 4
Assault With Weapon
Assault Peace Officer With Weapon
Uttering Threats To Cause Death Or Bodily Harm
Resisting A Peace Officer
Sinclair was remanded in custody to appear in court today.