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A man was arrested and charged following an incident in Apex Saturday where the RCMP say officers were confronted by an individual with a firearm.

Transport Canada and RCMP investigated an auto dealership in Hay River for alleged welding of highway tanks without proper registration. NNSL file photo

Qaluraut Shaw, 33, faces charges of pointing a firearm, uttering threats, mischief under $5,000 and violating a probation order.

He’s being held in jail, but he has a judicial appointment scheduled for Monday.

The incident occurred at a residence in Apex during the afternoon.

The RCMP indicated that their investigation is ongoing, but also revealed that Ottawa Police Service has been engaged to conduct its own investigation of the Mounties’ actions in relation to this incident.

 

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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