May 19, 2017 11:23 am
Updated: May 19, 2017 11:25 am

Man charged in lengthy Saskatchewan First Nation standoff

Loon Lake RCMP charge man following a lengthy standoff on a Saskatchewan First Nation.

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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.

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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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