The Regina Police Service has two males in custody and is conducting an investigation into an alleged incident of forcible confinement. The arrests were achieved through the work of SWAT and Crisis Negotiators, as well as patrol and plainclothes units.
This investigation began when patrol members were dispatched to the 1400 block of Park Street at approximately 12:53 a.m. this morning; Thursday, December 15, 2016; for a report of a possible forcible confinement. A 24 year-old male alleged he’d been held against his will, for an eight-hour drive from Alberta, by two other males who were armed with a firearm and taser. The victim had no visible injuries and declined EMS. Police began investigation to locate the vehicle described by the victim. At approximately 5:20 a.m., officers located the suspect vehicle in a motel parking lot in the east end of Regina. Because of the potential of firearms, members of the Special Weapons and Tactics team and Crisis Negotiators were brought into the call. Two males were taken into custody without incident at approximately 10:05 a.m. Subsequent searches led to the recovery of a firearm.
The investigation into this matter will continue in order to determine the appropriate charges. Details will be released as soon as they are available.