RCMP Emergency Response Team called in to help arrest attempted murder suspect
A man who is a suspect in an attempted murder case was arrested in Blackfalds on Tuesday night with the assistance of the RCMP Emergency Response Team.
Andrew Joseph Snow, 29, of Sylvan Lake, was taken into custody without incident, in relation to outstanding warrants for his arrest.
Sylvan Lake RCMP had issued an appeal just before Christmas asking the public for help in locating Snow, he was considered armed and dangerous and was not to be approached, and he was wanted for an alleged attempted murder. At that time police believed he was in Central Alberta.
On Tuesday at about 9:30 p.m., Blackfalds RCMP said that they had surrounded a residence in the town in the area of East Point Drive and Parkway Drive, and advised all residents in the area to stay inside their homes until the matter was resolved.
At that time RCMP stated there was a man in a house who was considered armed and dangerous. RCMP asked the general public to stay away from the affected area until further notice and to refrain from reporting any police movements on social media.
About two hours later police announced that Snow had been arrested and there was no further concern for public safety.