A Rocky Mountain House man was ordered to stand trial Tuesday on several charges including threats to shoot police in a Boxing Day standoff.
Whayne Tooley, 28, was ordered to stand trial in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on charges of extortion using a firearm and assault with a weapon.
The order by a judge in Rocky provincial court follows a two-day preliminary inquiry.
Tooley also faces two counts of uttering threats, careless use of a weapon, possession of a weapon and unlawful confinement.
He returns to court July 17 to hopefully set a trial date.
The charges arose after an incident in Rocky Mountain House on Dec. 26.
Police were called to a residence after a woman reported that her fiancé had assaulted her, was armed with a gun and was threatening to shoot police.
An RCMP emergency response team, including a hostage negotiator and police dog unit, responded to the call.
A suspect surrendered four hours later without incident.