RCMP have charged a man after a potential Amber Alert advisory was averted in Saskatchewan this past weekend.
An assault was initially reported at a home in Meadow Lake at 12:40 p.m. on May 5.
A woman who was allegedly assaulted was able to get to a neighbour’s home and call for help, RCMP said. She was taken to hospital with undetermined injuries.
The suspect left the woman’s home and went to another home in the city where he allegedly took a three-year-old girl, police said.
Investigators immediately determined an Amber Alert would be necessary. While efforts were underway to issue one, RCMP located a suspect vehicle in a rural area eight kilometres south of Meadow Lake.
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Officers found the preschooler unharmed and she was later reunited with family.
The 36-year-old man was arrested without incident.
He is facing charges in connection with a domestic assault investigation that include aggravated sexual assault, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.
Meadow Lake RCMP said a publication ban on the man’s name has been requested by the Crown to protect the woman’s identity.
He remains in custody and is scheduled to make his next Meadow Lake provincial court appearance via video on May 13.
Meadow Lake is approximately 255 km northwest of Saskatoon.