Police charge male with assault, weapon and drug offences

Lethbridge Police have charged a 36-year-old man in connection with an altercation involving a knife along a busy street Wednesday morning.

On Nov. 13, 2019 at approximately 11 a.m. a 55-year-old man was stopped for a red light in the southbound lanes of Mayor Magrath Drive when an unknown male on the west side of the road began motioning for him to pull over. The driver parked near the Campbell Clinic and got out of his vehicle to speak to the male, who was standing next to a second male with bike. The male began yelling and produced a large knife making numerous stabbing gestures. The armed male proceeded to advance on the driver, who was able to escape to his vehicle and drive away without injury. Police were subsequently contacted and located a male matching the suspect’s description a short distance away. He was arrested without incident and police seized a large folding knife and 11 pre-packaged doses of fentanyl.

Stanley Wade Standing Alone, 36, is charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and breach of a weapons prohibition. Standing Alone has been remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 18.