Man arrested on attempted murder charges in Blackfalds

Around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12th, Blackfalds RCMP surrounded a residence along East Point Drive and Parkway Drive

  • Jan. 14, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12th, Blackfalds RCMP surrounded a residence along East Point Drive and Parkway Drive in the eastside of Blackfalds.

RCMP, with the assistance of the RCMP Emergency Response Team, contained the residence that was occupied by a male who was considered to be armed and dangerous.

Residents in the immediate area were evacuated.

Other residents in the East Point Drive and Parkway Drive area were advised to remain inside their residences and proceed into their basement until the situation was resolved. The general public was asked to stay away from the area and refrain from reporting RCMP movements on social media.

At approximately 11:50 p.m. RCMP advised the situation was resolved and there was no longer a concern for public safety. Andrew Joseph Snow, 29, of Sylvan Lake, was taken into custody without incident. Snow was arrested for outstanding warrants in relation to an attempted murder in December.

RCMP remained on scene to continue the investigation.