Hay River RCMP responded to two “high-risk” incidents involving firearms in the span of an hour Sunday.
At approximately 10:35am, police responded to a report of an assault. Upon arrival, they discovered that the suspect was armed.
RCMP say they were able to arrest the person and seize a shotgun safely.
A second incident was reported at approximately 11:10am, when police responded to a report of a “distraught individual” with a firearm.
Once again, officers were able to take the person into custody safely, seizing two firearms in the process.
Police say charges are pending in both incidents.