TAKE DOWN – On Jan. 26th at 2 p.m. the Blackfalds RCMP responded to a call of an attempted theft of a truck and a pointing a firearm complaint in the Schlumberger yard within the Mackenzie business park on the south end of Red Deer. A male went out to check his truck when the security system was activated. Upon opening the truck doors he was met by a male pointing a handgun at him. The victim backed away from the truck and police were called. RCMP from Red Deer, Blackfalds and Traffic units converged on the area and set up containment. A crisis negotiator attempted to convince the male to exit the vehicle. The RCMP helicopter was also deployed. At 4:12 p.m. the male exited the truck peacefully and the incident was resolved. A 17-year-old male was taken into custody and the investigation continues. The handgun used in fact was a replica pistol.
Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express