Medicine Hat Police deployed a chemical agent to force the man from a residence, ending the standoff.
One man is in custody following an hours long incident in Medicine Hat. Medicine Hat Police say the call came in about 2:30 this (yesterday) morning and officers quickly moved to contain the area after encountering a man with a gun who threatened to kill himself. S/Sgt. Chad Holt says the incident ended peacefully shortly before noon. Holt says, "Numerous hours were spent to negotiate with the male and get him to come out on his own, but he was just refusing and would not cooperate in any way. It wasn't until the eventual deployment of a chemical agent to the residence which kind of forced him to make the decision to come out." Holt says the man was known to police and now faces several charges. He's being held for a bail hearing and will make an appearance soon in Medicine Hat court. The suspects name is not being released until charges are formally sworn before the court. ~~ Warren Affleck
S/Sgt/ Chad Holt