A 27-year-old man faces several firearm-related charges following Tuesday’s standoff with police in Highland Green.
At about 2 a.m. on Tuesday, RCMP received a complaint of an armed robbery with a firearm outside and an apartment building on Parke Avenue in Red Deer.
Suspects in the robbery were quickly located at a townhouse at Halman Heights.
Several people left the residence voluntarily and were taken into custody. Others refused to co-operate with police.
An emergency response police team from Calgary was called to the scene. Nearby townhouses were evacuated and Halman Crescent was closed to traffic during a police standoff.
By 10 a.m., the remaining suspects were extracted by police.
RCMP said no one was injured during the standoff.
Red Deer City RCMP have laid 18 charges against David James Kertesz, of no fixed address.
Charges include kidnapping while using a firearm, three counts of robbery with a firearm, three counts of extortion with a firearm, three counts of forcible confinement, three counts of pointing a firearm, two counts of uttering threats, two counts of using a firearm while committing an offence, and one count of possession of a dangerous weapon.
Kertesz was remanded into custody and will appear in Red Deer provincial court on Friday.