An adult male and female were safely taken into custody early this morning after an incident overnight involving RPS Emergency Services teams: Special Weapons and Tactics, Crisis Negotiators, Explosives Disposal and Canine.
At approximately 11:38 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, police patrol members were dispatched to a residence on the 1400 block of Princess Street for a report that there were people who’d arrived at the house with a firearm and other weapons. When police arrived a 22 year-old male had already exited the house and was taken to a safe position to be interviewed. Patrol members set up a perimeter and began attempts to contact persons inside the house. Initially, a 22 year-old female exited the house and police continued attempts, using various methods, to communicate with the remaining occupants. These attempts were unsuccessful. Because of the potential presence of a firearm on the premises, SWAT and Negotiators were requested and authorized. The SWAT team used the Tactical Armoured Vehicle (TAV) to get closer and continue attempts to negotiate a safe resolution. The Explosives Disposal Unit used a robot to deliver a landline phone into the residence; a secondary robot was deployed to search the main level of the house. In spite of these attempts to communicate, the occupants of the house refused to come out. SWAT then deployed a gas option to the basement of the structure. At approximately 6:20 a.m., a 34 year-old male and a 26 year-old female emerged from the house and were safely taken into custody. A search warrant will be obtained to search the premises.
At this time there are no further details as to what charges may result. The Regina Police Service thanks the public for its co-operation through this event. As always, the goal in every negotiation is to achieve safe resolution, without harm to any member of the public, police or to the suspects themselves.