RCMP find suspect who pointed a gun in Tadoule Lake after 15-hour search

Thompson RCMP officers flew to Tadoule Lake June 9 after receiving a report of a man pointing a firearm and barricading himself inside a residence.

The call from the isolated community about 330 kilometres north of Thompson – which does not have RCMP officers stationed in it full-time – came around 5:30 p.m. and police arrived via an RCMP Air Services flight around 9 p.m.

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The suspect was not at the residence and police began to search the surrounding area, eventually finding the man around noon June 10.

Matthew Cutlip of Tadoule Lake was arrested and transported to Thompson. He is charged with pointing a firearm, careless use of a firearm, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

RCMP are still investigating.

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