Man charged in lengthy Saskatchewan First Nation standoff
A man has been charged after a lengthy standoff on the Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation in Saskatchewan.
Loon Lake RCMP allege Corey Meesto, 27, entered a home on the reserve on May 12 armed with a gun.
He surrendered to police around eight hours later.
Two nearby schools were placed into a hold and secure mode and arrangements were made to have the students leave safely at the end of the school day.
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Meesto, who is from Loon Lake, is facing a number of charges including assaulting a police officer, unlawful possession of a firearm and resisting arrest.
He is scheduled to appear in Loon Lake provincial court on May 25.
Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation is approximately 310 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.
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