Saskatchewan RCMP charge man who fired flare gun at officers
LLOYDMINSTER, Sask. — A man is accused of firing a flare gun, a pellet pistol and throwing an axe at RCMP outside the courthouse in Lloydminster, Sask.
Police say the distraught man was to appear in court Monday morning on child pornography charges when he opened fire on the officers.
Mounties say they did not return fire but cleared people from the courthouse and followed the man when he left the area in a car.
He was later arrested without incident and no one was injured.
Doug Hatcher, 54, faces assaulting police with a weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, discharging a firearm with intent and other charges.
He is to appear in North Battleford court Thursday.