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A 31-year-old man has been arrested after entering a home, holding the elderly resident captive and then violently fighting with the responding officers.

On February 6, 2018, at approximately 6:00 p.m. the victim answered a knock at his front door. The accused claimed his car was in a snowbank and the victim invited him in to use the phone.

Once inside the residence, the accused locked the door and then ordered the victim to sit down and not to call the police. For an hour the accused controlled the victim’s every movement while drinking alcohol, damaging property and handling large kitchen knives. Shortly before 7:00 p.m. the victim’s daughter and other family members attended the residence. When the victim was seen inside but refused to come to the door they contacted police.

Officers responded and entered the residence to find the victim now sitting in the kitchen with the accused standing over him resting and arm on the victim. The accused was holding a bottle of alcohol and had a knife tucked in his waistband. Officers ordered the accused to drop the knife at which point he threw a bottle of alcohol at them. Officers deployed the Taser and the then moved in to arrest the accused. During the arrest the accused violently fought with officers.

The accused was transported to the hospital due to suspected drug use. Once cleared medically the accused was held pending a bail hearing. His provincial statutory release was revoked and he has been charged with unlawfully in a dwelling house, forcible confinement, robbery, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, carry a concealed weapon, mischief, assault police, and resisting arrest.